The dog named Barsik was chained to his owner’s Volkswagen and dragged along the tarmac, leaving a mile-long trail of blood. Passing drivers immediately intervened to save the dog.
People were shocked and heartbroken by the cruel punishment. One driver named Sergey told the local news, “When I saw this awful episode I could not just forget it and do nothing. I blocked the motorway with my car and forced the Volkswagen driver to stop. I untied the dog. The skin on its paws was peeled off. The wounds were bleeding horribly.