This is the heartbreaking moment a dog chases his owner’s car after being abandoned at a lake in California.
Disturbing video shows an unidentified man shoving and kicking the black dog on a road by Lake Ming in Bakersfield as the confused pet tries to play with him.
When the dog refuses to leave his side, the man walks back to his car and gets behind the wheel.
The animal puts its paws on the driver’s side door, trying to get in, but its owner put his foot down and the black sedan drove off.
The footage shows the poor abandoned pet running after his owner, and almost getting hit by an oncoming car, before the vehicle speeds away.
The footage was recorded by Stephen Sage Silver, who was sitting in another car watching the incident go down.
In the video he can be heard saying: ‘Hell no, that’s your dog man. That’s f**ked up. This guy is dumping his dog right here.’
Silver posted the video to Facebook on Wednesday, writing in the caption: ‘These people were hitting this dog in the face when I first approached them.
‘They then abandoned the dog after the male tried to get into a physical altercation with me.
‘As he drove off he was yelling: “It’s your dog not mine.”‘
Silver said Kern County Animal Services has opened an investigation into the incident and is asking the public for information about the owners, who could face misdemeanor charges for dumping the animal.
KCAS said one of its officers found the allegedly abandoned dog, which is now being cared for at a local shelter.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, by Megan Sheets