People expressed their heartache after a dog was found in a plastic bag in a Liverpool park.
The body of the six-week-old terrier puppy was discovered by a fisherman in Newsham Park on Monday, June 7th.
The animal was left “cruelly” for life in a supermarket bag on the lakeshore.
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An investigator with the RSPCA said that after being examined by a veterinarian, it was clear that the puppy’s jaw was “intentionally” broken.
It was also left bruised from an apparent attack before it was “thrown away like trash”.
Readers have branded the attack on social media as “bad” and “bad”.
Nadine Dempsey said, “What the hell, who in their right mind does this to a puppy? Makes my blood boil.”
Tracy Gibbs-cop said, “Omg, how cruel can someone be. I hope they catch whoever did this. Why would you want to hurt a poor defenseless animal so cruelly.”
Beryl Gallagher said, “Must be held accountable for what they have done. Murder is murder and it is time the laws were changed to make crimes against defenseless animals more severely punishable.”
Sophie Cleary said, “Absolutely heartbreaking, poor innocent beast. My stomach turned while reading the headline.”
The RSPCA is now investigating the incident and has asked anyone with information to come forward.
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Animal Rescue Inspector Andy Harris said, “I took the body to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital for a veterinary examination – and it was clear the puppy had a broken jaw and some bruises.
“It seems that this poor puppy died in extremely suspicious circumstances and I want to find out where he came from and who was responsible.
“I would urge anyone with information to contact our emergency hotline on 0300 123 8018.
“I think the puppy’s jaw was broken on purpose, which is absolutely hideous.”
The fisherman who found the body said the bag wasn’t there the day before, so the puppy is believed to be unloaded before 6 p.m. on Monday, June 7.
Anyone with information should call the RSPCA Complaint Line on 0800 123 8018.