The body of a female dog, left trapped with her tail and foot in the door of an abandoned van, has cruelty officers from the RSPCA in tears. Investigators are hoping the public can help find the person responsible for leaving the tan-colored dog in an old Ford van in Chapel Lane, Hillingdon, on New Year’s Eve.
According to the Hillingdon Times, RSPCA Inspector Anthony Pulfer was at the scene when police opened the van. Although it is not certain whether the dog was dead when she was left trapped in the vehicle, it is feared the dog could have suffered horribly before she died.
“It was incredibly distressing to see such an upsetting sight with the poor dog’s foot and tail trapped in the door…It’s almost too horrific to imagine that someone could have slammed her leg and tail in the door while she was still alive and just left her to die,” stated Pulfer.
The dog was also emaciated which adds to the concern about the suffering she endured before she died. Thus far there have been reports of two men leaving the van on Christmas Eve and other reports of a dog barking in the vehicle, but it is not known if this was the same dog. The dog had no microchip and attempts to trace the owner of the van have not been successful yet.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA at 0300 123 8018.
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