The scene shocked motorists, then Internet users.
On Monday evening, several people saw a car dragging a dog by its leash on the Nantes ring road.
The car was traveling at around 150 km / h according to Ouest France, and the dog was dragged for about ten meters.
Two drivers chased the car, before succeeding in bringing it to a stop.
The person behind the wheel reportedly stated that she "did not know the dog was there" and that he was not his.
The man would then have left on the dog on the emergency lane, before setting off again.
The dog had been taken to the vet by firefighters, but it did not survive according to Ouest France.
The driver's license plate has been lifted, and he will be summoned to the police station.
Tied to the back of a car, a dog was dragged along the Nantes ring road.
The driver is said to have fled.
The poor animal had to be euthanized.
An investigation is underway & # 30millionsdamis is filing a civil action.https: //t.co/E5SCIRCuuj
- 30 Millions d'Amis Foundation (@ 30millionsdamis) July 29, 2021
In response, the 30 Millions d'Amis Foundation announced that the Loire-Atlantique Animal Refuge, a partner of the association, had lodged a complaint for an act of cruelty and serious mistreatment of an animal. 30 Millions d'Amis is also a civil party in this case, and denounces an "act of barbarism".
Cruelty to animals is on the rise during this holiday season. The number of dropouts has reached a sad record this year according to the SPA. The abandonment of an animal is however punishable by 2 years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros in France. The association fears that its shelters will reach saturation, and denounces "easy and disempowering purchases on the Internet, as on the Bon Coin and in pet stores which took place in 2020". At the Verson SPA, in Calvados, for example, we face an influx of cats that are difficult to manage.