WARNING – DISTRESSING IMAGES: Izzy was waiting for her owner, Danielle Duce, who “was inside paying when suddenly I heard Izzy yelp loudly.
A heartless man randomly kicks a dog waiting outside a shop for its owner in this astonishing video. CCTV footage captured the shocking assault four-year-old beagle Izzy.
Izzy had been waiting for her owner, Danielle Duce, when the incident happened.
The footage shows the dog outside the One Stop store in Bramhall Lane, Stockport, at 10.50am on Wednesday. People walk past until a man makes a beeline for the booch and kicks it in the head.
In the slow-motion version, it looks as if the dog is struck on the side of the head by the man’s boot.
A man comes into view swinging his leg doing kicks towards the dog. He eventually gets closer enough before he strikes it.
Izzy’s owner Danielle said: “I go to the shop every single day, and every time I take Izzy with me and she waits for me outside.
“When this happened, I was inside paying when suddenly I heard Izzy yelp loudly.
“I went outside and a woman said, ‘A man has just kicked your dog’.
“There were people who were confronting him and a man in a van was shouting at him; but he just walked away. “I’m just shocked.
“Thankfully Izzy is fine but I can’t understand why anyone would do this.”
The RSPCA are appealing for information after releasing the footage today.
Animal welfare officer Steve Wickham said: “It is difficult footage to watch.
“It is a completely random attack and there is no excuse to do this to any animal.
“Out of nowhere this man can be seen aiming a kick at the poor dog in an act which is really aggressive and completely unnecessary.
“The kick is so hard that he can be described as ‘booting’ Izzy.
“The man is wearing a distinctive blue coat in the footage so we are hoping someone out there will recognise him and we will be able to get in touch with him.
“We would really like to speak to the man in the footage and also anyone who saw this happen. We would urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible on our appeals line 0300 123 8018.”
The man was described by witnesses as being aged between 30 and 40 and possibly had dark blonde hair, but he was wearing his hood up so his hair could not be seen clearly.