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Two dogs thrown from a moving vehicle on the M25

A dog was killed after being thrown from a moving vehicle on the M25 with a second dog surviving the impact.

Jack Russell terrier survived being thrown from a car Credit: RSPCA

Cars were forced to swerve and break suddenly after the two dogs were thrown along with a blanket.

One dog, a lurcher type, was killed instantly after being hit by other cars. The second dog, a small black and white Jack Russell terrier, dodged the slowing traffic and made it to the side of the road.

This is an absolutely outrageous thing for someone to have done. The danger that this act put not only the dogs in, but also the many people traveling on the road at that time, is just appalling.

Witnesses who I have spoken to so far did not get a clear description of the vehicle that the dogs were thrown on to the carriageway between junctions 20 and 19 of the major motorway, however, I am appealing to anybody else who may have seen what happened to get in touch with us so we can investigate and try to find the person or people responsible.

– Peter Warne, RSPCA animal welfare officer

The Jack Russell was checked over by a vet and has no serious injuries. He was not microchipped.

Anybody with any information that may help the RSPCA can call in complete confidence, on 0300 123 8018.