Walkers in Kirkleatham Woods in Redcar, Cleveland, North Yorkshire heard the whimpering sounds of a dog buried alive coming from a heap of dirt on Wednesday. According to the Express, as the couple cleared the soil away, they were shocked to find a fluffy white dog still alive.
The couple immediately called police and rushed the frightened dog to the vet, but because of the pup’s horrendous injuries, nothing could be done to save the seven-year-old West Highland terrier’s life. The shocking x-ray revealed someone had hammered a nail through the dog’s head between his eyes . According to the Gazette, the walkers had been in the area with their three dogs when they heard the slight whimpering sounds. A workman nearby brought over a shovel and when he slowly pushed the earth apart, he saw fur and a black nose and pulled the dog buried alive out of the muddy pit.
“In all my ten years working for the RSPCA, I have never known anything so horrifying and inexplicably cruel. This is clearly a very deliberate act of cruelty and it’s inconceivable to think why somebody has done it to this poor little dog,” stated RSPCA Inspector Nick Jones.
It is suspected more than one person was involved in the attack. Someone must recognize this little dog. Help him find justice and arrest the horrible people who caused such immense suffering to this dog. Rest in peace little one.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA at 0300 123 8018.
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