RSPCA appeal after helpless dog was dragged along street and killed

French bulldog, two, was tied to

RSPCA appeal after helpless dog was dragged along street and killed

French bulldog, two, was tied to the back of a vehicle and forced to run behind until she fell and was dragged to her death

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  • French bulldog, aged two, was found dead in Bootle, Merseyside, on June 17
  • Injuries suggest she was attached to vehicle and desperately tried to keep up
  • Helpless dog, who had recently given birth, fell and was dragged to its death 
  • RSPCA inspectors are appealing for information to track down those involved 

A female French bulldog was reportedly tied to the back of a vehicle and dragged along the road until she died in a horrific act of cruelty.

RSPCA inspectors are appealing for information to track down the people involved in the helpless animal's death on Monday June 17.

The poor dog's body was found still tied to a long piece of wire in Bootle, Merseyside, at around 6.30am.

Her injuries suggest that she ran alongside the vehicle until she could no longer keep up, at which point she fell to the ground and was dragged along the road.

RSPCA Inspector Joanne McDonald said the horrendous injuries to the animal, which had recently given birth to a litter of puppies, were consistent with her being dragged along the street.

This female French bulldog, which was aged around two and had just given birth, was found dead in Bootle, Merseyside, on June 17

This female French bulldog, which was aged around two and had just given birth, was found dead in Bootle, Merseyside, on June 17

The dog is believed to have been aged around two. 

Ms McDonald said: 'I believe someone has tied the dog to a vehicle and then drove along dragging this poor pet to her death. 

'There is skin missing on her feet and it looks as though she has run along to try and keep up with the moving vehicle until she was no longer able to.

'There are also wounds on her body which must have happened when she was unable to keep on her feet. The collar is also up on her head suggesting she has been pulled along.

'This is a most barbaric and cruel act - this poor young dog must have been terrified and suffered horrendously during this horrific incident.

'I really want to find who did this and am hoping the public may be able to help provide me with the information I need.'

The dog was microchipped but the details were not up to date.

Inspector McDonald is now hoping someone may have seen the incident take place and will be able to identify who carried out the attack or may know who owned the dog.

She said: 'I am appealing for anyone who may have seen this incident take place to come forward as they may have vital information which could identify who did this.

'I am also keen to identify the dog's owner and am hoping someone will recognise the dog and be able to provide me with this information.'

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.

RSPCA inspectors believe this broken clip was attached to the vehicle that dragged the helpless animal along the ground until it died

RSPCA inspectors believe this broken clip was attached to the vehicle that dragged the helpless animal along the ground until it died

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