An emaciated dog, identified as having been named Leo, was found dead in a suitcase under overgrown shrubs at Harehills Cemetery in Leeds, Great Britain, on Wednesday.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, RSPCA inspectors stated Leo, a four-year-old bull terrier, had suffered terribly before he died. Inspector Sarah Mason described the dog had been wrapped in a towel and crammed into the black suitcase.
“He was in a shocking state with almost every bone in his body visible. The collar he had around his neck was just hanging off him,” the inspector added.
The dog weighed 25 pounds – less than one-half of what a dog of his size, age and breed should have weighed. How Leo must have suffered experts agreed. The dog had been micro-chipped, but when his last known owner was notified, living more than 200 miles from where the dog was found dumped, the woman said she had re-homed her dog six-months prior using the Internet.
Inspector Mason is asking the public to help find Leo’s torturer. The dog was wearing a red leather Wainwright’s collar with white stitching. He had been wrapped in a light gray Hugo Boss towel. The suitcase was black with a silver logo in the shape of an infinity sign. The extended pulling handle was broken. Inside of the suitcase was a pair of women’s turquoise colored pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA hotline at 0300 123 8018. Help Leo find some justice. Nothing could be more tragic than this dog’s suffering. How could anyone be so callous?
Rest in peace Leo. We are so sorry humans failed you.
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