Emaciated dog Leo found dead at cemetery stuffed in suitcase

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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Agonizing death for dog left trapped with tail and foot in van door

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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Emaciated mom dog shot twice in the head after giving birth to puppies

In a shocking case of animal cruelty, investigators discovered the emaciated body of a mother dog who had been shot twice in the head shortly after giving birth to a litter of puppies. The undernourished Dogue de Bordeaux was found in Old Eldon, County Durham, on December 3.


According to ITVNews, the heartless person thought to have pulled the trigger on the defenseless dog shot her twice from a high-powered rifle because the the first bullet didn’t kill the dog. Veterinarians, who performed the postmortem  examination of the dog, stated she suffered before she died and her body most likely later dumped as if she were trash. It is thought the dog’s owner didn’t want to take her to a veterinarian after giving birth. The dog died as a result of a fractured skull; two bullets were found close together in her head.



“I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being fed sufficiently and perhaps partly contributed to her extremely emaciated state,” reported RSPCA Chief Inspector Mark Gent. “It appears, rather than take her to a vet, her owner or someone else has decided to shoot her. The first attempt hasn’t been successful, so they’ve shot her again.Vets believe she would not have died straight away and would have suffered a great deal. It’s extremely difficult to think about what this poor dog has gone through.”

The dog was not microchipped, and at this time there is no information as to her owner. Anyone who recognizes this dog is asked to contact the RSPCA at 0300 123 8018. Authorities are deeply concerned about the welfare of the puppies.

Rest in peace sweet dog.

(Photos of emaciated dog shot twice in the head via RSPCA)

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Puppy tied in garbage bag rescued from hellish death

An animal lover walking his own rescue dogs in Greatham near Hartlepool, County Durham in the United Kingdom came upon a black plastic garbage bag on the side of the road Tuesday morning. Strangely enough, the dog walker, Kevin Wilmot was sure the bag had moved, and moments later secured his own leashed dogs to a nearby tree and approached the moving trash bag. To his surprise was a puppy looking up at him with his huge brown eyes.

“I’ve got a Patterdale and a Saluki who are both rescues and was doing my regular walk with them when I spotted the bag move,” Kevin told Express News. Luckily I had them both on a lead and managed to get the little thing out of the bag and carry him back to my car.”

Rescuing the adorable little puppy however came with a few uncomfortable moments for the unassuming hero.

“He was absolutely covered in fleas. I got bitten to death by them. I’m a keen animal lover, and I’m especially soft on dogs. It makes me sick that someone would do something like this,” Kevin stated.

After taking the puppy to his home, Kevin notified the RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Care where the pup, now known as Morty is being treated for worms and flea infestations.

Anyone with information about this cruel deed is asked to notify the RSPCA hotline at 0300 123 8018.

(Photos of puppy found tied in garbage bag via RSPCA)

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Animal cruelty officer moved to tears after discovery of dead puppy found in cage

A RSPCA animal cruelty officer was moved to tears on Thursday afternoon after the discovery of a dead puppy found in a cage along a side road near Doncaster Sheffield Airport in South Yorkshire, England. According to a RSPCA  news release,  a cyclist found the eight-month-old Staffordshire terrier’s body surrounded by rotting human food which had been pushed through the bars or thrown into the crate.

Someone had stuffed in rotting bread, chips, chicken nuggets and meatballs.

“It’s very distressing to think about what this poor pup went through in his short life,” stated Inspector Jordan. “He’s obviously been badly neglected and suffering for a long time, but, if he was still alive which I believe he probably was – to be abandoned like this and die alone in this crate on the side of a road is heartbreaking.”

The rusty crate was filthy, and the puppy had been covered in fresh feces. A piece of foam was inside of the crate; possibly this had been the bed and the horrible living quarters of this poor pup for weeks. His microchip traces his birth in February back to a breeder in Pontefract who said the puppy was sold in April. Inspector Jordan expressed her distress in tears, thinking about what the poor puppy had to have gone through in such a short, dismal life.

Anyone with any information about who owned him, or who saw anything at all that might help to find justice for a poor puppy is asked to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line at 0300 1234 8018. To help the RSPCA continue investigating incidents like this please visit:

(Photos via the RSPCA)

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Exhausted fox stuck in bottom of skate park almost gave up …until

It was on Sunday morning that the RSPCA in Liverpool received a call from two women who had been walking through a skate park and spotted a red fox in the bottom of the concrete bowl shaped structure. The fox had desperately been trying over and over to climb his way out.

“The fox was really struggling to get out; every time he ran up the side he slid back down again,” Claire Fisher, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release. “He was trying so hard to free himself that he got exhausted.”

By the time Claire arrived, she said the fox had curled himself up in the bottom of the bowl as if he had given up. So quietly the animal welfare officer slipped down towards the bottom and carefully netted the little guy. Admittedly it was even difficult for Claire to climb out.

“Thankfully the fox wasn’t injured by his ordeal, just very tired, but he managed to find the energy to run away as fast as he could out of the net. I was a little bit worried he’d run straight back into the bowl but he ran in the opposite direction – understandably!,” Claire stated as she watched the fox make it as far away from the skate park as possible.

Thankfully the little guy was uninjured and back where he belongs.

The RSPCA urges anyone who sees an animal which needs rescuing to contact the charity’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

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Authorities search for creep who tossed puppies over fence during middle of night

Can there be any other name  than “creep” for the person who tossed two tiny, defenseless puppies over a garden fence in the freezing cold during the middle of the night in West Yorkshire? On Saturday, the RSPCA released a closed circuit video of a man pulling the two pups out of a white carrier bag and tossing them over the wall into the garden of a home in Bradford.

An investigation has been launched, and the public is being asked to help with any information.

“The CCTV clearly shows a man walk past and then stop before holding a carrier bag over the wall and tipping it out into the garden. Then as he walks away, he pauses as the two tiny, disoriented puppies appear from underneath a bush and potter across the lawn,” stated Inspector Sally Bamforth.

According to the Mirror, the time stamp on the surveillance video indicates the two pups were dumped on September 28 at approximately 9:10 p.m. The footage shows the man who dumped the animals wearing a heavy coat, which meant it had been a cold as well as a rainy night. Not only were the puppies too young to be out in inclement weather, they were too young to be away from their mother. Both Lhasa Apso pups were nearly bald as they suffered from severe skin infections. How they survived their ordeal remains a miracle, according to RSPCA personnel caring for the little ones.

“Watching the footage is heartbreaking; anything could have happened to these little pups,” added Inspector Bamforth. Fortunately the homeowner discovered the puppies in her garden just a few hours later and called the animal welfare organization.

The puppies, a male and female are now in the care of the RSPCA Preston and have been named Pippin and Perdy. The two are very bonded and are behaving like happy little puppies. Anyone with information is asked to call 0300 123 8018.

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Snapchat horror: Dozens of reports of animal cruelty reported on popular site

The RSPCA (England and Wales) have received dozens of reports of animal cruelty witnessed by children on popular Snapchat. According to the RSPCA, the animal protection organization has seen a 340% rise in reports of “brutal cruelty”; labeling it Snapchat horror.

Statistically, in 2015, there were 27 reports of animal cruelty after parents saw videos on the mobile phone app and reported them. By 2016, the amount of complaints rose to 69 – a 155% increase in cases. In 2017, the emergency cruelty line has already reported 119 complaints. Special Operations Unit (SOU) fear the social media platform has been making these cruel torturers  feel “invincible” because it is so hard to trace them since the videos disappear after 10 seconds. Fortunately authorities are now able to trace 80% of the videos reported, and police are attempting to educate parents and children concerning violence against animals and how these traits can lead to violence against humans.

According to the Sun,  some of the heinous acts of cruelty included a guinea pig being thrown down a staircase, a goldfish blinded, a horse fed cigarettes, a sheep beaten to death with a golf club, a puppy thrown into a river and a goat pulled repeatedly into an electric fence. The RSPCA researcher stated:

“Videos often include youngsters laughing as they inflict the injuries or text is layered over the top to suggest that they have found it entertaining.”

Some of the other incidents reported included a tortoise fed drugs, a squirrel set on fire (shown above) and a fox cub’s throat slit.

At the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, a group of three teens were caught on surveillance video torturing some of the animals last week leaving them traumatized just for ‘kicks.’ These are all animals rescued from neglect and abuse, and slowly they were starting to come around and trust people again. One of the horses was force fed cigarettes. When his caretakers arrived the next morning, the horse was so terrified, he refused to be handled. A goat was seen pulled by its horns into an electric fence.

“On the 1st of August 3 youths entered the sanctuary out of hours and took snapchat photos of themselves pulling our innocent goat, Nathan onto an electric fence and tormenting him. They continued on to then push one of our beautiful pigs over and traumatized them. The horses were extremely distressed and CCTV footage showed the horses running away from the youths so we are sure they suffered at the hands of these abusers also. They continued to trespass around the sanctuary for over an hour…”

In addition the young thugs also stole items from the sanctuary leaving the property a mess.

“We appeal for anyone who may have information which could aid the investigation, to make contact with PC Rob Anderson at Grays and Brentwood Local Policing Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.”

The RSPCA continues to investigate complaints of animal cruelty.

(Photos of Snapchat horror via RSPCA)

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Paralyzed Belgian shepherd with catheter in her leg abandoned in garden

An injured Belgian shepherd was discovered this past weekend dumped outside of a garden of a private home in Orpington – a section of the London Borough of Bromley, United Kingdom. The dog, found by area residents early Saturday morning, had a catheter in her leg which had been wrapped in bandages. The dog was in a lot of pain, and it was clear she didn’t walk to the garden by herself; tragically it is suspected she had been left there to fend for herself in that condition.

According to the Express News, stated the dog had likely been dumped in an alleged act of  heartless animal cruelty since the dog was partially paralyzed when discovered. RSPCA deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer said the dog did have a micro-chip, but it had not been kept up to date. It is suspected the very sweet dog had recently been treated at a veterinarian hospital.

“The dog had no use of her front left leg and was sore on the right, so I took her straight to a vet who discovered she was suffering with paralysis of one front leg. I’m appealing to anyone in the area who recognizes her, and to any vets who have treated her recently, to come forward.

Unfortunately it is likely the dog will have to have her leg amputated. She has been transferred to the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital for treatment where she will receive the finest care.

Anyone with information about this dog is asked to contact Inspector Pulfer at the RSPCA and call 0300 123 8018.

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(Photo of dog with catheter in her leg via RSPCA)

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Owner banned from keeping pets after collie with tumor found abandoned in filthy house

The owner of a 16-year-old collie who abandoned her dog with a massive, bleeding tumor on the side of his face in a garbage and feces filled home has been banned from keeping any pets for the next ten years. Christine Daley, who lived in a house on Selby Street in Wallasey United Kingdom, pleaded guilty at Wirral Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by failing to investigate and treat a lump on his face and failing to meet the needs of a dog by failing to provide a suitable environment between  October 1 through October 25, 2016.Timmy the dog 2

According to the Metro, the fire department forced their way into the abandoned home after receiving concerning requests about foul odors. And there the crews found the collie, lying on the sofa in a room reeking of strong ammonia odors and with garbage, moldy food, feces and trash piled up at least two feet in every part of the residence. RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes described the situation:

“The fire crew could smell something very strong and unpleasant through the letterbox and were concerned that there was a dead body in the house, so they gained entry with the police. That’s when they found Timmy so they contacted us. The house was in squalor – every room was full of feces. It was very hard not to stand in feces as the carpet was full of it. It was one of the worst environments I have been in,” Inspector Joynes stated. “Timmy was essentially using the house as his kennel and his toilet.”Timmy the dog 3

The report also stated there were flies all over the place and had Timmy not been rescued when he was, he may very well have died. The dog was immediately transported to a veterinarian where the tumor on his face was removed, however the dog’s recovery was lengthy and painful. The good news – is that Timmy has since made a wonderful comeback, has been adopted and is living the relaxed and lazy life all senior dogs deserve.Timmy the dog now

As for Daley, 60, besides the ban on owning any animal for the next ten years, she was also sentenced to an eight-week prison term suspended for six month and ordered to pay a $500 fine.

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