Dog thrown on bonfire 'in sick attack'

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Dog thrown on bonfire A dog was badly beaten then thrown on a bonfire while still alive in a "sickening" attack, police said today.

Dog thrown on bonfire 'in sick attack'

Publisher:  Jon Land
Published: 05/05/2006 - 17:03:32 PM 

Dog thrown on bonfire
Dog thrown on bonfire

A dog was badly beaten then thrown on a bonfire while still alive in a "sickening" attack, police said today.

The injured animal was found with serious burns and head injuries and had to be put down.

PC Paul Baker from Lancashire Police said: "This was a truly shocking and despicable crime involving extreme cruelty.

"Someone has deliberately thrown this dog on to a bonfire and caused it the most appalling injuries.

"This dog was still alive when it was found, but sadly could not be saved.

"This was an awful thing to do to a defenceless creature.

"Whoever did this must have known the dog would be killed, or at the very least seriously injured."

The English Bull Terrier bitch was found on Watery Lane, Fishwick Bottoms in Preston at midday yesterday.

Police took her to a vet where she was put down. They have been unable to trace the owner, and believe the animal may have been used for dog-fighting.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Hayland said: "I don't like to imagine the sheer agony this dog endured - first beaten and then thrown on to a bonfire, only for it to crawl away from the flames.

"This is a horrific and sickening incident which has left police and RSPCA staff alike incredibly distressed."

"The RSPCA is working alongside the police to track down those who were responsible and I would urge anybody with any information to come forward."

Copyright Press Association 2006.