A black Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been found stabbed to death and dumped in a park bin in Cheetham Hill by a group of youngsters, reports the MEN.
In a mindless and horrific instance of animal cruelty, the dog – a black female Staffordshire Bull Terrier – was discovered wrapped in bloodied towels and discarded like a piece of trash.
After being wrapped in the bloody towels, the dog – who was not microchipped – was then dumped in a black bin bag before being dumped in the park bin.
An investigation has now been launched following the appalling discovery.
Images released by the RSPCA show a number of wounds across her body, which appear to suggest that the dog had suffered multiple stab wounds before her death.
Following the discovery by the youngstersy, Inspector Deb Beats took the dog to a vet for examination at the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.
It has been suggested that, due to her large teats, she may have had puppies prior to her death.
It is also thought that she did not fight off her attacker, due to the fact her injuries are all on one side of her body.
RSPCA Inspector Debs told the MEN: “It appears the poor dog has been stabbed multiple times and – due to the blood loss on the towels she was wrapped in – it is strongly suspected she bled to death.
“The injuries were all down one side so it would also appear the dog did not fight off the attack.
“I am keen to find the person responsible and would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the weekend when the poor dog was found.
“She is mainly black in colour but has distinctive white marks on her chest and all her toes which I hope will help identify who she belonged to prior to this horrific attack.
“She was also wearing a rope collar and lead and it appears she may have had puppies due to her enlarged teats.
“I am hoping someone will be able to piece this information together to help identify the dog and hopefully find the person responsible for this horrific crime.”
If anyone has any information that may help investigators, they are being urged to contact the RPSCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
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