'Dog found in Hagley was beaten with baseball bat', says vet

By Tristan Harris Friday 30 November 2012 Updated: 03/12 19:09

A DEAD dog, discovered in Hagley on Sunday (November 25), had a fractured skull and a baseball bat lying next to her.

The black Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which was just six to eight-months old, was found on Wassell Grove Lane and also had puncture wounds around her neck, consistent with dog bites. A vet confirmed the other injuries were down to blows to the head.

It is believed the dog may have been killed elsewhere and then driven to Hagley, before being dumped.

Police are carrying out forensic tests and both officers and the RSPCA are urging any witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.

RSPCA inspector Pippa Boyd said: “This poor dog had a short life which may have been filled with distress and fear and she died at the hands of someone who obviously had no thought for her at all.

“Someone capable of killing a dog in this way could pose a threat to other animals and we desperately need to hear from anyone with information – even if someone knows of a dog which went missing recently we need them to let us know.”

Anyone with any information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls will be treated in confidence.

Those found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal could face a maximum six-month prison sentence and/or a £20,000 fine.

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