Cruel culprit cuts dog’s ear off after owner left him tied in front of market

Robin Ballantine often left his three dogs tied up in front of the food market to run in for some groceries, but was shocked when an unknown culprit cut of the dog’s ear. The cruel incident happened in Springhill, Bangor at the end of September.

According to Belfast Live, Ballantine entered the Tesco superstore and met up with one of his friends. The two spoke for awhile, and when he left the store the three dogs were ecstatic to see him. At the time, Ballantine didn’t notice anything, but when he returned home, he discovered part Cole’s ear, a black Labrador retriever, was missing. Since it had been later in the evening, he cleaned up the dog’s ear and it wasn’t until the next morning when he went to the veterinarian that he realized the disturbing event may have occurred.

“The vet couldn’t believe how clean the cut was – she thought it might have been a razor or blade. She checked it out and we’ve just got to be careful to keep his ear clean and to look after him.”

Since the attack, Cole has been withdrawn and tends to shy away from people when out. Ballantine shared a message addressed to the culprit.

“Why? Can they give me one reason why? What goes through somebody’s mind? Unbelievable.”

Get well soon Cole.

(Photos of dog’s ear cut off screenshots via Belfast Live)

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3 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    I am surprised that the dog didn’t bark or scream in pain, but the vile monster that did this must have been so quick that there may not have been initial pain. What cruel people there truly are in this world to do this to an innocent animal. Hope his dog heals ok and that he goes back to being his normal self.

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  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    A CLASSIC EXAMPLE :::; As to How Very SICK our World has become::: Sad ! Sad! Sad! The Ruthless, Cruel, Diabolic, Sadistic, TORTUROUS TREATMENT OUR COMPANION ANIMIAL’S are facing in this day and Age … and I more than half the Countries, Cities, Towns, Suburban areas, Outlying Areas, ONE NEVER KNOWS when SOMEONE WILL STRIKE!!! BE it Dogs, Cats, Horses, Sheep, Cattle, Zoos, Petting Farms, The very Lives of Humans, and Animals have become victims, of The ZOMBI APOCALYSE, DRUG INDUCED , SCUM of THE EARTH..TO think when I was a kid people were concerned about HIPPIES!!!!!!OMG

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