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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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Barrow man offers reward to help catch culprit who slashed dog's neck

A £100 reward has been offered to help track down the person responsible for slashing a dog’s neck and leaving it to die in Barrow.

The Barrow man, who wants to remain anonymous, described what happened as “disgusting” and said he was appalled by their actions.

He said he was happy to hand over £100 to see the culprit brought justice.

Earlier this week a Barrow grandmother spoke of her shock after she discovered a dead dog with its throat slashed thrown onto a grass verge in Barrow.

RSPCA investigators have launched a probe to track down whoever left the beige lurcher to die in such a callous way.

In a separate incident, another dog walker came across a dead Staffordshire bull terrier bitch and a bag of decomposing puppies in Abbot’s Wood, on Friday.

The Barrow grandmother came across the dead lurcher on a verge near the black huts at Roanhead on Saturday.

Speaking about her experience the 49-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: “Discarded in the long grass by the side of a track, used by dog-walkers and as a popular family walk, was the body of a fawn lurcher with what appeared to be a broken leg. On closer inspection the poor dog had died in the most appalling way. Someone had slit its throat.

“While I thoroughly understand that broken legs are a common accident in hunting dogs what I can’t get my head around is the fact that the poor dog was not treated by a vet, even if it meant being humanely put to sleep.

“Neither did its owner have the decency to bury the poor soul. Someone must know who this poor dog belonged to.”

Inspector Will Lamping from the RSPCA said it was a particularly nasty incident and asked anyone who knew who the owner may be to get in touch. they are also appealing for any witness. If you can help call the officer on 0300 1234999.

See tomorrow’s Evening Mail for the full story.

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