The RSPCA are appealing to the public for information after a dog was found with suspected stab wounds in a local park at the weekend.
We were contacted by a reader on Saturday (9th April) who informed us that her aunt, who was walking her dog, had called the RSPCA after being alerted to the sad scene by children playing in Walkers Heath Park.
An RSPCA inspector attended and the dog, a female brindle and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier, around 7 months old, was taken for examination.
She was found to have two suspected stab wounds to the chest and a fractured left hind leg. She was not microchipped and was not wearing a collar.
RSPCA inspector Jonathan Ratcliffe, who is investigating the case, said: “This is a shocking incident which was distressing for the members of the public who found this poor dog.
“Whether she died before being dumped or died in the spot where she was found, we do not know, but it is likely that she suffered before her death.