“My apologies for the lack of recent posts; but my painful disability meant I had to take some time out…I only wish I could say the same for stories relating to animal abuse…as this is just heartbreaking!”
“Whoever did this is one sick, perverse, evil bastard; if they didn’t want the dog, why not give it up to the local shelter. Someone who intentionally causes harm like this to an animal; is a danger to all. If you know who did this & are covering for them..then you are as much to blame; you might as well have done the deed yourself! They need to be caught asap; before they carry out more despicable acts of cruelty. Please if you know anything …contact the police, no matter how trivial you may think it is, it could help catch the person responsible!”
“I am slowly losing my faith in humanity, it never ceases to amaze me how barbaric, pernicious & utterly primitive some humans can be towards animals! I can only take solace in the fact that if this person in not caught…that Karma will eventually knock at their door!”
Published on Monday 25 February 2013 11:43
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was found by a horrified member of the public on a path off Manor Laith Road, Sky Edge.
Police officers, who are trying to trace the owner of the dog, want to hear from anyone with information about the attack.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are appealing for information from members of the public after a body of a badly beaten and burned dog was found in Sheffield.
Sometime between Monday, February 18, and Sunday, February 24, on a path off Manor Laith Road, near to the allotments, a light coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier male dog is believed to have been severely beaten, before reportedly being tied to a tree and set on fire.
“Officers believe the dog suffered terribly before dying.
“Police would like to speak to anyone that may have seen this dog in the area at this time, or who may have lost a dog that fits this description.”
Anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 488 of February 24, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.