Police have recovered the car, but are still trying to trace its owner and the dog following the incident – described by the RSPCA as showing a “complete disregard” for the animal’s welfare.
Student Rebecca Jane Feazelle, who shot the video, said: “I actually felt sick. There were a few cars in front of us and the guy with the dog, but they didn’t care. They were just overtaking it.
“But the dog was then wedged between the two cars and was freaking out.”
The 23-year-old was initiailly told by police to contact the RSPCA over the incident, in Wentloog, on Sunday, October 4.
However, police then launched an investigation. But, within the last few days, Miss Feazelle has been told it might not be possible to trace either the man or the dog as there was no footage of his face.
The Peugeot driver was filmed in Wentloog by Student Rebecca Jane Feazelle (BPM Media)
The RSPCA said the incident showed a complete “disregard” for the dog’s welfare and put the animal and road users in danger.
In a statement, the charity said: “Dog owners have a legal responsibility to help protect their pet from hazards, however this dog was put in a potentially very hazardous and dangerous situation.”
As the driver approaches a roundabout, Miss Feazelle’s father, who does not wish to be named, is heard commenting on the video that the dog “looks really skinny”.
Miss Feazelle added: “On that part where it’s approaching the roundabout, the dog tugs with its neck to try to get away from the car, but then it realises it’s just got to keep going.”