Dog put down after horrific Jubilee attack
A DOG has died after being savagely attacked and beaten with a sharp implement.
The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses to come forward after the Jack Russell was hit in the head with a sharp implement, possibly a stiletto shoe or a lump of wood with a nail in the end, on Friday night or Saturday morning of the Diamond Jubilee weekend.
The attack left the dog with a hole in his skull and caused a large amount of trauma around the wound.
He was found by dog walkers at around 8am on Saturday, June 2 on the footpath at the junction of Bunkers Hill Road and Hillside Road, Dover.
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They heard the Jack Russell crying in pain and found him cowering in the undergrowth. He was in severe shock, shivering uncontrollably, and it is thought that he may have been there all night.
The dog was taken straight to a vet who made the decision to put him to sleep because of his horrendous injuries.
RSPCA Inspector Julia Fuller said: "We don't know what the weapon was, as it wasn't found, but it caused a clean hole in the head so it may have been something like a stiletto shoe, a screwdriver or a piece of wood with a nail in the end.
"Two bloodstained patches of grass were found on the footpath about five metres away from where the dog was hiding.
"This was a brutal beating and we are appealing for any information which might lead us to the person who did this or the dog's owner."
The male Jack Russell had a white coat and patches of tan fur on his rump and the tops of his ears. He was not microchipped.
Anyone with any information about the person who carried out this attack is asked to call the RSPCA Cruelty Line on 03001 234999 and leave a message for Inspector Fuller.