'Barbaric Act': Dead Dog Left Hanging Near School
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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The RPSCA and police are appealing for help after a dead dog was left hanging from a chain outside a primary school.
The body of the dog - a Staffordshire bull terrier/mastiff cross - was spotting dangling down the side of the brick wall just yards from Kates Hill Primary School in Dudley.
Inspector Dave McCartney attended the grim scene after a member of the public had reported what they described as a 'dog nailed to a wall'.
The RSPCA received the report shortly after 2am on Saturday (28 June) and police attended upon request shortly after, followed by Inspector McCartney.
The dog, which is estimated to be between one and two-years-old, was not microchipped and it is not known who the animal belongs to. The dog’s body was removed by the inspector and taken away, pending further investigations.
Inspector McCartney said: “There is no doubt that this was a deliberate act. However has done this has lowered the over the fence and pulled the chain up and fixed it to the railings above.
“We won’t know all of the physical details about this dog’s death until after the post-mortem results come in, but there is no doubt in my own mind that this dog would have suffered.
“We want to find the owner, but we also really need to find whoever was responsible for killing this dog in such an horrific way.”
Anyone with any information about who the dog belongs to, or who may be responsible for the dog’s death, is urged to contact the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
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