More News On Brutal Dog Killing Who Was Set On Fire In Sheffield

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“As more gruesome facts are told about the horrific death of a Staffordshire Terrier, tied to a tree & set on fire…people who live near by are expressing their shock at the incident! However, people should be racking their brains trying to remember if they ever saw a dog; matching the description in the area! This is an incident that I feel will only be solved by somebody coming forward with information!”

“If anyone knows who committed this crime, they need to speak up; ASAP! By not saying anything & trying to protect the culprit; they are incriminating themselves, and as such, are as much to blame as the person or persons who inflicted this horrific crime!  Protecting a person like this will only lead to them committing more heinous crimes; so PLEASE anyone who knows anything pertaining to this post; contact the number below! Whoever beat, then burnt this dog alive; is a very unbalanced, dangerous person, probably with psychopathic tendencies…I can not stress how important it is, that they be caught & Justice is served!!” 

SHELL-SHOCKED dad has spoken of his horror at finding the charred body of a beaten dog which had been tied to a tree, its legs broken, and set alight in Sheffield

PC Rachael Drabble and PC Matt Duffy at the scene where a dog was brutally attacked, tied to a tree and burned in Sheffield.

The bloodied remains of the tortured sandy-coloured terrier were found by Lee Booth, aged 43, who reported his horrifying discovery to the RSPCA and South Yorkshire Police. Detectives are today hunting the callous thug who attacked the dog – which officers said would have ‘suffered terribly before dying’.

The young pup was found near allotments, on a path off Manor Laith Road, Skye Edge, Sheffield.

Today father-of-one Lee told The Star: “I rang the RSPCA first of all, but because what had happened to it was criminal I called the police too.

“Its head was totally smashed in and there was blood everywhere. It had also been set on fire.

“It is heartbreaking to think how much that poor dog suffered – the scene was gruesome, there was blood splattered everywhere.

“I also saw an iron bar at the scene and I am wondering if that was used to attack the dog before it was set on fire.

“It is really worrying to think there are people out there who could do something as evil as this.

Matt Duffy, one of four dedicated Dog Legislation Officers with South Yorkshire Police, said he was ‘shocked and appalled’ by the crime.

It’s not a particularly old dog, it was light tan in colour, and it was a non-neutered male,” he said.

“We don’t know whether it was still alive when it was set on fire. Its back legs were broken, and it was tied using green plastic-coated flex, the type you might use in a garden.

“The fire had been started using lots of newspaper.

“We want to hear from anyone with information – anyone who knows of someone with a similar dog, anyone known to have inflicted cruelty on a dog in the past, anyone seen taking lots of paper into this area.

“There is a lot of anger among local people who are shocked anyone could do something so cruel.”

Geraldine Mullen, 47, who walks her own pet dog along the same path, said: “How that poor animal must have suffered does not bear thinking about.

Whoever did this needs help. If they can do this what else are they capable of? They are a danger to society.”

Police are still trying to trace the dog’s owner, and are appealing for witnesses to the attack or anyone with information to come forward.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed: “Police are appealing for information from the public after the body of a badly beaten and burned dog was found in Sheffield.

“The light-coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier male dog is believed to have been severely beaten, before being tied to a tree and set on fire.

“Officers believe the dog suffered terribly before dying. “Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen this dog, or who may have lost a dog that fits this description.”

It is thought the attack took place some time in the last week, between last Monday, February 18, and Sunday, February 24.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We are appalled to hear of such a blatant act of animal cruelty on a defenceless animal. “This poor dog is likely to have suffered a painful and horrific death.

“We would urge anyone who has any information to call the police immediately. We are happy to assist the police with this investigation if required.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 488 of February 24.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 News Link:-http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/dog-beaten-and-set-on-fire-in-sheffield-1-5446004

Other news on this horrific crime:-http://www.sheffieldnewsandsport.com/2013/02/25/yobs-hunted-after-horror-death-of-dog-beaten-and-burned-in-sheffield/

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Sheffield Man Banned From Keeping Horses For Five Years

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“This cold hearted shit has got away lightly, banned for five years?? it should have been for life!!!”

Sheffield man has been banned from keeping horses for five years after an emaciated mare and foal were found in his care.

Dollar — a seven-year-old mare (pictured right and below) — and her six-month-old piebald filly foal Tweddle,

Horse as found

were found at the start of the year by World Horse Welfarefield officer Rachel Andrews.

Andrew Willoughby, 34, of Kiveton Park, Red Hill was sentenced to 200 hours of community service at Rotherham Magistrates Court on 23 October.

He was ordered to pay £500 costs and a £70 fine after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering.

Mr Willoughby had originally denied ownership of the mare and entered a not guilty plea, but changed his plea to guilty before the trial took place.

Both animals were extremely thin, with lice and a possible worm burden.

Dollar was officially signed over to the care of World Horse Welfare prior to the hearing and Tweddle has now been signed over too.

“I’m very satisfied with the outcome pleased that the seriousness of the case has been highlighted,” said Rachel Andrews.

This is what food & TLC can do for horses on the brink of death

“Dollar (pictured above) and Tweddle have already improved almost beyond recognition under the care of World Horse Welfare.

The pair will remain at the charity’s Hall Farm base in Norfolk for further rehabilitation and when ready, will be re-homed to begin a new chapter of their life.”

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk 20th November 2012

News Link:– http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/sheffield-man-banned-from-keeping-horses-for-five-years/#PTQHQjl0O3AjhpFz.99 

Animal cruelty and neglect convictions rise, says RSPCA – Video

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The number of people convicted of animal cruelty and neglect rose by nearly a quarter in England and Wales last year, the RSPCA has said.

Cases included a dog stabbed repeatedly with a potato peeler and a blind kitten found dumped in a carrier bag.

Alsatian cross Soldier was saved from starvation by the RSPCA and his former owner prosecuted

The animal charity said it was facing a funding crisis as a result of having to deal with so many cases.

Its chief executive Gavin Grant said the charity showed “zero tolerance” to people who abused animals.

The RSPCA said other cases included a collapsed and emaciated dog dumped on Christmas morning and a dog which ate her dead mate to survive after being abandoned in a flat.

As well as a rise in those convicted under the Animal Welfare Act and other legislation, there were also increases in both the number of prison sentences imposed for animal cruelty and bans on keeping animals

‘Breaking point’

There were rises of 24% in the number of people convicted for cruelty and neglect, 22% in convictions relating to cruelty to dogs and 21% in disqualifications on keeping animals imposed by the courts.

The RSPCA also saw increases of 27% in prison sentences handed out, 9.3% in the number of people reported to its prosecutions department and 13% in the number of phone calls received at its control room in South Yorkshire.

Mr Grant said: “The RSPCA faces a crisis that is stretching us to breaking point.

“We show zero tolerance to animal abusers. Anyone causing animals pain for profit or pleasure will be tracked down and prosecuted.

“We need the courts and councils, police and people who care to join us in standing up and getting justice for Britain’s abused animals.”

The cases have been highlighted ahead of RSPCA Week, the charity’s major fundraising push which starts on 30 April.

News Link:-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17821630

New RSPCA Video

RSPCA publishes shocking videos of animal abuse

 

Published on 24 Apr 2012 by 

As the number of animal cruelty and neglect cases rise by a quarter the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals warns it is at ‘breaking point’.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/9221320/Rise-in-animal-cruelty-pushes-…

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