Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dog torturer has killed nine pups- London, UK

A DOG torturer is brutally killing pedigree pups – then dumping their mutilated bodies at a beauty spot, the RSPCA believe.

Nine pedigree dogs have been found beaten and slashed to death in the past six weeks.

The latest dog, a Jack Russell terrier, was found dead in woodland in Rochester, Kent, on Tuesday.

The dog’s killer had beaten it to death by smashing it on the head and breaking its legs.

Just 24 hours earlier, on Monday, a male German Shepherd was discovered at the same site with a broken back, a broken leg and multiple slash wounds to its body.

The news comes just weeks after seven other dogs were found beaten to death in the same area.

Two six-month-old puppies were found dead in the woodland clearing in Wouldham Common earlier this month.

Both had been beaten to death.

And a Staffordshire bull terrier was discovered dead just days before the puppies were found.

It too had been subjected to a brutal and sustained attack.

Four other dogs have been found in the same area in the past six weeks. All had serious injuries to their heads and bodies.

RSPCA chiefs have said they do no believe that the dogs were involved in illegal dog fights, but suspect a cruel owner who is slowly getting rid of their dogs.

RSPCA Inspector Alana Chapman said circumstances of the deaths were a mystery.

She said: “It is horrible that another dead dog has been found, again with horrific injuries.

“We would like to know who they belonged to and what is going on here.”

Anyone convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs could face up to six months in prison and a fine of up to £20,000.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234999.

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