USPCA hopes to rehome Bessie

The USPCA said they are hopeful Bessie can be re-homed soon.

The five year-old black and white Collie was rescued by the PSNI and is now in foster care, having been given a check-up by a vet yesterday (Wednesday).

The PSNI said the dog appeared to be in good health. It is understood that although the video was published recently the incident may have taken place some months ago.

A 43 year-old man has been released on bail pending further enquiry, having been arrested yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

The video sparked outrage from Leader readers who left dozens of comments on our Facebook page expressing outrage and disgust. Mr Wilson from the USPCA said the footage is the worst he has seen being shared on Facebook.