Horrific footage shows a dog being cruelly dragged along the road by a thoughtless driver who tied the animal to the car.
The clip, filmed in Mugla, in Turkey, shows the dog lying on its side, being pulled along the ground by the white car.
Its legs and tail jerk as it is dragged from side to side.
The video was filmed by the driver in the vehicle behind, who stopped the owner and called the police.
The disturbing footage shows the dog being dragged behind the car, tied to it by a rope
The dog was treated for exhaustion afterward, by a vet, but its current state is not known
Witnesses said the dog was freed, but was so exhausted that it collapsed on the side of the road.
It was taken to a vet where it was treated.
The driver, who was not identified, was held by witnesses in Koycegiz, Mugla province in Turkey near the Aegean Sea, until police arrived.
They were taken to the police station to give a statement about the incident.
The dog was rescued by animal lovers who stepped in and stopped the driver from continuing the cruel practice
Since the video was posted online, users have called for the driver to be punished.
One wrote: ‘Somebody should do the same to him, I had a heart ache.’
Another commented: ‘He is not even aware that he has been torturing a living creature. What would happen if somebody dragged you, you illiterate ruthless man?’
And one said of the driver: ‘Are you a human?’
A vet looked over the animal and treated it for exhaustion after the traumatic incident
The dog’s owner was held by witnesses before being questioned by police, but it isn’t known if he will face charges
It is not known whether the driver will face charges related to the incident.
According to Turkish law, the maximum sentence for animal torture is up to two years prison.
The sentence for killing animals is also up to two years.
What became of the dog following the incident is not knowm.