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Horror as a terrified dog is spotted clinging desperately to the back of a semi-trailer 

Horror as a terrified dog is spotted clinging desperately to the back of a semi-trailer as it drives down a busy road at high speeds

  • Images of a terrified dog tied to the back of a semi-trailer have emerged online
  • The image was taken by motorist Katie Cole on Queensland’s Ipswich Motorway 
  • The image caused outrage on social media as people shared their views online
  • Several people including Ms Cole called the police and RSPCA to log complaints

A dog has been spotted tied to the back of a semi-trailer, which was reportedly travelling at high speeds on a busy road.

An image of the shocking incident was taken by Katie Cole on Queensland’s Ipswich Motorway about 9am on Saturday.  

Ms Cole uploaded the image to Facebook, which showed the dog tethered to the back of the trailer, which she claims was travelling at speeds of up to 100km/h.

A dog (pictured) that was spotted tied to the back of a semi-trailer, which was reportedly travelling at high speeds on a freeway has caused outrage from angry motorists

‘Absolutely fuming, how on earth does this person think it’s OK and safe to transport a dog on the back of a semi only tied on with a bit of rope?!,’ Ms Cole wrote.   

‘It was driving along the motorway so it was travelling pretty fast,’ she later told The Courier Mail. 

‘I’m concerned for the dog. It’s a big dog but it should be inside the cabin or something, not tied to the back of the truck. It looked as if it was tied to the framework by rope,’ she said. 

The photo left social media users outraged, with many taking to Facebook to share their thoughts about the animal’s welfare. 

‘The poor thing looks genuinely scared! Omg. It’s breaking my heart,’ one person wrote. 

Ms Cole told The Courier-Mail she later reported the incident to police and RSPCA.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Cole and the truck company for comment.

The shocking image was taken by Katie Cole on Queensland's Ipswich Motorway (stock image pictured) about 9am on Saturday

The shocking image was taken by Katie Cole on Queensland’s Ipswich Motorway (stock image pictured) about 9am on Saturday

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