Moment terrified dog is strung up in lift door by its leash after owner pushes button for 16th floor without checking pooch is with her
- Dog owner had returned to her block of flats in Moscow when incident occurred
- She entered the lift and pressed button but her shih tzu dog was lagging behind
- The dog was left dangling by its harness before another resident freed it
A dog was yanked up between the doors of a high-rise elevator by its lead after its owner failed to spot the pet had not followed her inside.
CCTV footage captured the dog’s ordeal when the woman returned to the lobby of her block of flats in Moscow after walking her pet.
She got into the lift holding the lead, but did not realise the dog – believed to be a shih tzu – was lagging behind her.
Woman enters the elevator in her building in the Nagatinsky Zaton area of Moscow without realising that her dog is lagging behind. The dog, believed to be a shih tzu, is dragged up as the elevator rises
The moment the dog’s leash goes taught as the elevator begins to pull the poor pup upwards
As she pushed the button to go up to the 16th floor, the doors closed and the pet was violently yanked up the outside of the elevator door’s as it ascended.
The dog’s head banged twice on the door frame of the lift before the animal was left dangling by its harness.
Luckily, another resident spotted the stricken creature and rushed to rescue and comfort the shaking dog.
It took agonising seconds to unclip the little animal, which the man then held to his chest.
The woman went up to the 16th floor, then immediately returned in search of her pet.
Back on the ground floor, she rushed out of the lift to be reunited with her animal.
The owner has been reprimanded by social media commenters.
The dog’s head banged twice on the door frame of the lift before the animal was left dangling by its harness
A man who lives in the building arrives just in time to quickly unclip the dog from its harness
The owner is reunited with her pet after going all the way to the 16th floor and coming back to look for the animal
‘Why not check that the dog is still with you?’ demanded one.
‘Poor dog, imagine how terrifying it must have been,’ said another.
‘She doesn’t deserve the dog after what happened.’
One more said: ‘My heart stopped when I saw the video.’
Many asked how she went up 16 floors ‘before noticing the dog wasn’t with her’.
The incident was in the River Park residential zone of Nagatinsky Zaton district in Moscow.