A pregnant dog was brutally beaten with a baseball bat and dragged for several meters on the road by two people because they were furious over the animal barking outside their home.

The gruesome animal cruelty happened on Sept. 2, in the Salatwada area of Vadodara in Gujarat, India.

Following a complaint by an animal rights activist, the local police on Monday, Sept.13, registered a case against two men, identified as Dhruvesh alias Digu Rawal and Sachin Rawal for horrifically torturing the pregnant canine.

According to a Times of India report, the miscreants attacked the dog with a baseball after they mistook it for another dog that used to bark outside their home.

Enraged by the noise, the duo rushed out of the home with a baseball bat to thrash the animal. Sensing danger, the dog ran away but the duo followed it for some distance before they lost track.

On their way back they came across the pregnant dog and decided to vent out their aggression on the innocent canine.

The accused repeatedly battered the dog until it became unresponsive. They then dragged the dog for several meters on the road before abandoning the animal on the roadside.

Locals who spotted the unresponsive dog dialed the 1962 Animal Helpline and reported the incident.

Members from the welfare group responded to the scene and rushed the dog to a veterinary clinic for treatment.

On September 8, an animal rights activist filed a complaint in connection with the incident. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case against the two men. 

However, no arrests have been reported yet.
"Right now, the dog is safe and healthy and is expected to deliver in the next week. We have asked people living in the locality to keep an eye on it and inform us whenever it delivers," the Times of India report quoted the activist as saying.

In another incident involving cruelty against animals, 35-year-old Katie Louise Oldridge from Hull has been barred from ever keeping an animal after leaving her dog to starve to death in her home.

The woman was allegedly dealing with personal issues and became dependent on alcohol. Aside from being disqualified from ever housing an animal, Oldridge was also sentenced to 18-weeks in prison suspended for two years.


Dead dog Representational image. Pixabay