A dog was seen frantically barking at passing cars in an attempt to get help for her puppy after it was hit and left by the side of the road.
While the mother was scavenging for food, one of her puppies wandered into the path of a passing car.
Witnesses said the driver didn’t stop to check on the puppy before driving off and despite the dog’s desperate attempts to flag down other cars, not one person stopped to help the wounded animal.
Footage shows the stray mother running into traffic and standing in front of cars to try to get drivers to stop and help.
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The family of stray dogs had apparently been living in the streets in La Paz town, Iloilo City in the Philippines, where locals treated them as ‘community pets’.
Local shopkeeper Lynette Labating said she was roused by the barking and went to help but was unable to cross the road.
She said: ‘The dog was so distressed, we tried to help the puppy but the mother dog was very upset so it was hard to get near to them.
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‘Village council officers came after a few hours, but the mother had already disappeared with her two other puppies. We don’t know where she took them.’
Lynette said it was the second time that the one of the dog’s puppies had been knocked over by a vehicle.
Only two weeks ago, another puppy in the litter was struck which broke his hind legs, leaving the mutt permanently disabled.
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Lynette said that the village officers are investigating the incident to try and trace the vehicle that hit the puppies.
They are also trying to locate the stray dog family to provide them better shelter and medical help to the injured puppy. She is understood to have two others that have not yet been hit by cars.
Lynette added: ‘I pray that the family can be helped. The mother has suffered enough misfortune already.
‘The community was feeding them and we can try to look after her if she returns.’