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Thousands offer to take in abandoned dog Snoop

Snoop is now safe and well with the RSPCA Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA has thanked the thousands of people who have offered to foster or re-home a dog who was seen abandoned on CCTV, at the side of a road in Stoke-on-Trent.

Now named Snoop, they say he's currently safe and sound and getting the attention he deserves.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: "We are so grateful to everyone who has shared Snoop's story.

"Millions of people across the world have viewed the heartbreaking footage of him being abandoned, which shows that even at Christmas we deal with heartbreaking incidents like this."

Credit: RSPCA

“At the moment Snoop isn't up for rehoming while our investigation into his abandonment is ongoing.

"We have had hundreds of people wanting to adopt him and when he is available for rehoming our experienced staff will look into the best option for him.

"We have many dogs like Snoop who are looking for loving new homes, who are all on our online Find a Pet database.”

CCTV footage of him trying to run after a car after he's abandoned has been viewed millions of times, with many people directly offering to take Snoop in.

The moment Snoop tries to chase the car that left him on the roadside Credit: RSPCA

The CCTV, that was recorded at 5pm on Monday 17 December, is now forming part of an investigation.

The Staffordshire bull terrier type dog was ditched by the side of the road at the corner of Timor Grove and Pacific Road in Stoke-on-Trent.

A man is seen leaving the passenger side of the car carrying a dog bed, and leading a white and black Staffordshire bull terrier type dog.

Snoop was found sitting in the bed by a passer-by during the following hour. They took him to a local vets who called the RSPCA.

On Christmas Eve, millions of people from around the world saw ITV News Central report on Snoop's misfortune online.

The ITV News Central report has been seen by more than five million people Credit:

The report went viral and as a result we have also received many messages from from people offering to re-home Snoop.

ITV News Central have been in contact with the RSPCA and will follow Snoop's progress closely.