The RSPCA is appealing for information in a bid to trace the owner of a dog who featured in an online video that shows a man slapping him around the face. 

A video was posted on social media at the beginning of October showing the incident. Social media users who came across the video online alerted the RSPCA, and the charity launched an investigation. 

RSPCA Chief Inspector Tony Pritchard said, “We’re keen to hear from the owner of these dogs. They may be completely unaware of this incident. We’d like to check that this dog is okay and gather some more information about him and what happened here. 

“We’re also appealing to the public to get in touch with us if they recognise the culprit in the video.”

In the video, a man gets out of a vehicle and walks towards a Dogue de Bordeaux who has his head poking out of the back window of a parked black pick-up truck. The man approaches the dog and slaps him around the face. A second Dogue de Bordeaux then emerges through the open window and barks at the man who retreats while he – and the person filming the video – laugh.

RSPCA investigators believe the video was filmed in the UK due to the number plates of passing vehicles, but it’s unclear where the incident occurred. The man is described as white, with fair hair. He was wearing black shiny shoes, black trousers and a white, long-sleeve t-shirt. 

Anyone who believes they recognise the dogs, know where this incident took place or has any information on who is responsible should contact the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

31 COMMENTS

  1. What a small dick man, clearly – gotta try make himself feel main to compensate for his shrinky winky..
    Come here twink dick, let me show you how to be a real man..

  2. What an utter cowardly arsesole ,shame that dog didn’t rip his hand off,but then again,the dog would have been punished, I hope the scumbag is found and slapped around some.

  3. You can see the number plate of the car parked behind. Do a PNC and ask owner where the car was parked ie where this was filmed. He may also know the person in the video

    • That’s exactly what I was going to say Martin!
      I’ve been rewinding the video to see if I can read it but part of it is too blurry. I’m sure the police could help though knowing it’s a BMW. I’ve been looking at the car door the driver was in, thinking I recognise it… it looks like an Audi door, I’ve the same car..
      Also wondering is there no way of finding out where this video was FIRST found/shared? then more info could be discovered.

  4. What an arsehole, a big man isn’t he, as for the thing filming it, obviously feels no shame, there is no hope for mankind, spiteful doesn’t come into it

  5. Horrid man. However the RSPCA are selective as hell with what they look into. I reported a dog that every day was walked off lead in a busy residential area, being allowed to run and weave across roads, in front of cars, which were having to break to avoid hitting it and they ignored me. Also saw its owner kick it in the head and the RSPCA didn’t even respond.

  6. Just another moronic,coward,hope police find him. He needs to be made to understand,this act is deplorable. Shows once again no one should leave their dogs in a car. No matter what the weather.

  7. IT IS A SHAME IT WASNT THE OTHER DOG THAT WOULD OF BIT HIS ARM OFF NOT JUST HIS ARM GOOD JOB I WAS NOT WALKING BY I WOULD OF PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE THE CHICKEN SHIT,
    I DONE THAT ONCE WHEN THIS MAN WAS BEATING HIS DOG WITH A STICK I TOOK THE STICK OF HIM AND BEAT HIM WITH IT AND TOOK THE DOG AND TOLD THE POLICE WHAT I DID GIVE THEM MY NAME AND NUMBER INCASE HE WENT TO THEM BUT GUESS WHAT HE WAS A PIECE OF SHIT HE NEVER DID AND I HAD THAT DOG FOR 17 YEARS.
    I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IF I SEE ANY ONE HURTING ANY ANIMAL.

  8. so the RSPCA only investigate claims of animal abuse if they go viral? there are alot worse reports of abuse to animals than this thst get ignored by them! If they investigate this. .then they should investigate the other claims that are ALO more severe!!!!!!!

  9. Hope this low life is found,and dealt with.Needs to be publicly shamed.Doubt if RSPCA will deal with it,they are pretty useless.

  10. Wow what two brave little men, someone must know this sick idiot who slapped this dog, so the right thing come forward NAME AND SHAME HIM

  11. Wow what two brave little men, someone must know this sick idiot who slapped this dog, so do the right thing come forward NAME AND SHAME him

  12. if you have the original copy of this you can trace the phone it was filmed on by right clicking the file and then clicking inspect which is at the bottom of the dropdown menu .. all the info is stored there.

  13. You can see the number plate of the blue BMW behind the black truck (Nissan Navara?)
    I’ve been rewinding the video to see if I can read it but part of it is too blurry. I’m sure the police could help though knowing it’s a BMW.
    I’ve also been looking at the car door the driver was in, thinking I recognise it… it looks like an Audi door, I’ve the same car..

    Also wondering is there no way of finding out where this video was FIRST found/shared? then more info could be discovered.
    I really hope this guy & the guy videoing both get found!

  14. What an absolute wanker – I hope when he’s caught his name and address is here for us all to see then we can go round and give that gipsy looking tramp and slap on behalf of that poor dogue

  15. I do agree with the lady who said that the RSPCA do not always investigate all animal cruelty cases but that does not mean that this total IDIOT should not be sought out and punished. I hate any cruelty to any animal.

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