By Roksana Panashchuk For Mailonline
Published: 15:08 GMT, 21 November 2019 | Updated: 16:02 GMT, 21 November 2019
A dog has been left bleeding from horrific wounds after being tied to a car and dragged along a motorway by its cruel owner in Ukraine.
Barsik the dog reportedly skinned his paws to the bone due to the incident occurred near the town of Krasyliv in western Khmelnytsky region.
The pooch, who was chained to a moving Volkswagen and left a mile-long blood trace on the tarmac, was spotted by passing drivers.
Barsik the dog was left with injuries to his paws, stomach and neck after being dragged behind owner (pictured after the incident) Volodymyr Baidych's car as a punishment for 'biting the driver’s mother’
Sergey, one of the witnesses said to local media: 'When I saw this awful episode I could not just forget it and do nothing.
'I blocked the motorway with my car and forced the Volkswagen driver to stop.
'I untied the dog. The skin on its paws was peeled off. The wounds were bleeding horribly.
'The Volkswagen driver said that he was punishing the dog for biting his mother. He said he was going to drag it to the woods and left it there