A train driver has reported immediately hitting the brakes after noticing a frightened pooch chained to the railway tracks.
Fortunately, the train stopped just in time to save the poor dog who was chained to the railway track by the owner who wanted to get rid of him.
Footage of the heartbreaking incident showed the train driver jumping down from the orange locomotive and heading towards the scared dog.
“How can there be people so bad, who leave little dogs tied up on the tracks?” the driver said.
“You cannot do that. I hope someday the human race changes,” he expressed.
The pooch, clearly frightened of what could happen, can be heard growling and barking as it pulls on the chain trying to escape.
According to the local reports, the driver released the animal and it immediately ran away.
The horrific incident occurred in the town and commune of Llay-Llay in Chile. The footage was shared online and has gained more than 140,000 views.
An investigation has already been launched. The Llay-Llay municipal council also confirmed that a criminal complaint will be filed against those who tied the animal up.
Llay-Llay Mayor Edgardo Gonzalez said: “We are shocked by the cruelty seen in our society.
“We condemn and reject this incident against a defenseless animal, and we are thankful for the behavior of the driver who saved its life.
“As a municipality, we are taking the actions that need to be done [and are filing] a criminal complaint against the culprits and we also contacted the driver to offer our help to give this little dog the veterinary attention and other things it needs.
“We will also find a way of putting the little dog up for adoption.”
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