Shocking footage that appears to show a dog being wrestled from a homeless man has gone viral.
The distressing clip, which was reportedly captured in Paris in 2015 and shows “animal rights activists” forcibly taking a dog away from its owner, has resurfaced on Twitter.
On Twitter, people reacted strongly to the footage, with some even calling the activists "scum".
So what happened next?
Thankfully, this story has a happy ending. After a petition to reunite the dog with its owner was signed over 240,000 times, the pooch was returned. Antony Blanchard, president of the France-based animal welfare group Cause Animale Nord, admitted that his organisation was wrong to take the puppy.
After a brief stay with a foster family in the nearby French municipality of Wattignies, the puppy and his owner are now back together.