WITNESSES SOUGHT AS PUPPY BASHED AND DUMPED IN PERTH’S NORTH
RSPCA WA is appealing to the public for information following the discovery of an injured puppy in Perth’s northern suburbs this morning, which appears to have been bashed on the head and left for dead.
A member of the public was walking their own dog in Strutt Way Reserve in Noranda earlier today when their dog went in to some bushes and discovered the injured puppy.
The male puppy – possibly a Ridgeback x and approximately 12 weeks old – was rushed to the RSPCA for immediate pain relief and assessment, which revealed a fractured skull and potential herniation within its stomach.
RSPCA WA Chief Inspector Amanda Swift is calling on anyone with information to contact the Cruelty Hotline, to help piece together the details of the incident and hopefully locate the owner of the puppy.
“We’ve established that the puppy would have been dumped sometime this morning,” said Ms Swift.
“And unfortunately the puppy isn’t microchipped so we haven’t been able to locate its owner as of yet,” Ms Swift added.
“We really need the public to come forward with any information that may assist us in either finding the owner or the person who dumped the puppy there today. Any information at this point would be extremely helpful,” Ms Swift continued.
“The poor puppy was screaming in pain when it arrived at our Animal Care Centre, so I believe someone in the vicinity of the park this morning must have heard it crying out,” Ms Swift suggested.
“To see an animal in so much pain, and hear it screaming because of the pain is extremely distressing. It disgusts me that someone could inflict such violence on an innocent animal and then leave it to suffer and just walk away,” Ms Swift concluded.
The puppy remains in the care of the RSPCA WA vet clinic.
Anyone with information relating to this case should call the RSPCA’s 24-hour Cruelty Hotline on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589).
***UPDATE*** The puppy has since passed away as a result of its injuries.
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