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Cash reward offered to find Barrow dog attacker

A GROUP of dog lovers have joined forces to raise £570 in cash as a reward to catch the person responsible for slashing the throat of a dog found in Barrow.

The Evening Mail reported last week how a beige coloured Lurcher was found dumped in a grass verge.

A Barrow grandmother made the gruesome discovery near the black huts at Roanhead on February 1.

She said the dog had a broken leg and thought the owner had not wanted to have to pay vet bills so slashed its throat instead.

RSPCA investigators have since launched an investigation to track down the dog killer.

This week a Barrow man, who wanted to remain anonymous put forward £100 to catch the culprit.

Now, an Ulverston gran has raised £570 to put into the reward pot.

Lesley Godwin wants the money to be used as a reward to bring the dog’s killer to justice.

The 57-year-old said: “When I read it in the paper I was absolutely disgusted.

“I spoke to friends and family over the weekend and have managed to raise £570 in pledges from people.

“I asked on Facebook and a lot of people wanted to get involved and help.

“People were really generous and one person even pledged £100.

“There was also the case of the Staffy and pups that were found in Abbots Wood so if anyone came forward about that then maybe be the money could be split between the two.

“Someone must know who the owners of these dogs are.

“Maybe the money will make someone come forward.

“These people should be brought to justice and if this can help that happen that would be great.”

Inspector Will Lamping from the RSPCA said it was a particularly nasty incident.

He asked anyone who knew who the owner may be to get in touch.

The RSPCA is also appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Anyone who can help is asked to call 0300 1234999.

Have your say

Sick!....but even if the culprit was found and convicted, what is the likely outcome, a couple of months "rest" in one of Her Majesty's hotels at best.

Posted by Billy McDowell on 2 April 2014 at 22:02

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