A disturbing discovery, indicative of potential animal cruelty, was made on Tuesday afternoon in the River Thurne at Potter Heigham, reported Wednesday’s publication of the BBC U.K.
The body of a German shepherd was pulled from the river – the dog was tethered by a blue rope to a concrete mud weight. Horrified witnesses who saw the dog in the water rushed to save him, but the dog was dead.
The RSPCA is investigating the situation – until a necropsy is complete, nobody knows if the dog was alive or dead when someone put him (or her) into the water. RSPCA deputy chief inspector Ben Kirby is quoted in the BBC publication:
“This is a potentially an extremely despicable act if this poor dog was still alive when it went into the water. And this would mean it was premeditated cruelty of the highest order.
“If the post mortem shows that this dog was dead then this was still a morally inappropriate way to dispose of a body.”
(Image – RSPCA)
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