Dog dragged behind car: Police called to protect owners


A TRAGIC accident appears to be behind a horror incident on Blackstone Rd when a dog was dragged behind a car.

The owners returned to the area yesterday afternoon to search for the dog which had been taken to a nearby vet - after slipping its collar - by a witness about noon.

The QT understands their car was then surrounded by members of the public.

Police confirmed they were called to a disturbance on Queen St just after 2pm.

Yet, an RSPCA investigation has found the incident, which left the dog badly injured, was a tragic accident rather than a deliberate act of cruelty.

RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty said the dog was in good condition other than the injuries it sustained during the ordeal.

On Thursday morning carers had expected the dog to recover from the serious tendon damage and various flesh injuries, however, a decision has since been made the dog was in too much pain. 

He will be put to sleep. 

The police are also investigating the incident. 

The dog's ear has been badly damaged.
The dog's ear has been badly damaged.


A WOMAN has told of the horrifying moment she watched a dog being dragged behind a car along an Ipswich street.

The Augustine Heights resident, who asked not to be named, said the large dog was dragged for 2km while she was following it today, just after noon.

The car was heading towards Ipswich along Blackstone Rd, between Queens St and Cothill Rd. 

The woman said another driver, who had also seen the dog, had been flashing his car's head lights and tooting his horn to signal the driver of the small green car, dragging the dog, to pull over.

The dog, which appeared to be attached to the sedan via a leash tied to the tow bar, managed to get free and ran down a side street, despite its injuries.

The woman followed the injured dog and quickly took it to the closest vet at Silkstone.

"My car is covered in blood now," she said.

"I want to kill the bastard. This poor innocent dog.

"I don't care if they knew (the dog was being dragged) or not. If someone is behind you flashing lights and tooting horn wouldn't you pull over?"

This dog was dragged behind a car for 2km along Blackstone Rd today at noon. (Photo via RSPCA Qld)
This dog was dragged behind a car for 2km along Blackstone Rd today at noon. (Photo via RSPCA Qld)

The dog was treated at Greencross Vets Silkstone but has now been transferred to the RSPCA at Wacol.

RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty said the dog was badly cut up but should pull through. 

"He's an older dog and appears to be a bull arab cross," Mr Beatty said. 

"Other than his injuries, he appears to be in good condition."

Mr Beatty said the incident would be investigated. 

Did you witness anything? Call 1300 ANIMAL to report it to the RSPCA

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