Upload a photo Upload a video Upload an mp3 Upload an event

News


Warning Given To Dog's Owner

Monday October 21 2013


Bruiser Bruiser


A WARNING has been given to a man whose dog was found in Royston canal with weights strapped to its paws.

Three-year-old Bruiser, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was found last month after his body was seen floating on the surface.

The RSPCA initially said they believed the dog had been alive when he was thrown in the canal.

But this week RSPCA's deputy chief inspector, Lynsey Harris, said they would not be prosecuting.

She said she interviewed the owner and he told her Bruiser had hanged himself on his lead after trying to escape when being tethered to the fence at his home.

She said the owner had come back home to find Bruiser dead.

She said the man said he had tied weights to the dog's paws and disposed of him in the canal beecause he had 'panicked', she said.

She added the owner had walked along the canal with Bruiser regularly in the past and thought it would be a suitable place to leave Bruiser's body as he could not bury him in his garden.

DCI Harris said a lengthy investigation had taken place and ligature marks found by the vet following a post-mortem matched up with the dog hanging itself.

Prior to Bruiser's death, DCI Harris said he had been well looked after and was in good condition.

A verbal warning was issued to the owner for the poor tethering of the animal.

"Even though the dog died in a not very nice way, it wasn't as horrific as we initially thought," DCI Harris said.

Leave a comment
comments powered by Disqus
17 Showing 17 comments

Reply Posted by JUST ME on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:15
Load of Bollox no dog lover would ever do what he did !!! Got away with it and is prob now laughing at the horrific event , HOW SAD :-(

Reply Posted by disgusted on Monday October 21 2013 at 19:20
Totally agree JUST ME. Certainly knew how to pull wool over RSPCA's eyes. Probably hung the dog himself and then put it in canal - that's why the ligature marks were there. (Sad story for bruiser, not the owner). NO thoughtful owner would think of disposing of a dog in this manner what ever his circumstances.

Reply Posted by jason on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:17
in my opinion that was a despicable horrible thing to do , why tie weights to the poor dog and dump it in the canal , you horrible horrible person

Reply Posted by Sam Dexter on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:21
And another victory for those who don't give a stuff about their dogs! What was the dog doing tethered to a FENCE at HOME? Surely if you don't want your dog running off out of the garden you find somewhere for him to be indoors? Don't want them running around the house causing damage? How about a crate for when you have to be out? And if you loved your dog, why weight the body and chuck it in the canal? Surely if you loved your dog you'd bury it in your garden? I did with 2 of mine when they died. Or have him cremated, like NORMAL people, who ACTUALLY CARE about their dogs. Typical of RSPCA to not pursue this when there are lots of little old ladies asking for help that they can pick on instead.

Reply Posted by ... on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:12
The cretins reign again!

Reply Posted by MARIA on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:14
if you were a dog lover you still would no throw your dog in the canal dead or not.end of

Reply Posted by mark on Monday October 21 2013 at 11:24
how would he like me to tie weights to him and chuck him in

Reply Posted by Ben on Monday October 21 2013 at 14:17
Can you not disclose his name so someone can tie weights to his feet and throw him in the canal??

Reply Posted by Wendy on Monday October 21 2013 at 15:01
What a ass this law is...............Disgusting!!!!

Reply Posted by jon on Monday October 21 2013 at 16:11
anybody who donates to RSPCA sould STOP straightaway,this action against any pet is not acceptable,BOYCOTT NOW,,RSPCA SOULD BE ASHAMED..

Reply Posted by mary townsend on Monday October 21 2013 at 16:27
well said jon,me and my son always give to the rspca,but after reading this story,i certainly will never give them a penny,how can there be no charges for this cruel suffering to the poor dog,i cried when I first read this,,the owner can not be an animal lover,to do this to any animal is a disgrace and rspca sould be charging the owner,for the poor dogs sake,so he/she cant be allowed to do this again,,,so sad,

Reply Posted by mary townsend on Monday October 21 2013 at 16:27
well said jon,me and my son always give to the rspca,but after reading this story,i certainly will never give them a penny,how can there be no charges for this cruel suffering to the poor dog,i cried when I first read this,,the owner can not be an animal lover,to do this to any animal is a disgrace and rspca sould be charging the owner,for the poor dogs sake,so he/she cant be allowed to do this again,,,so sad,

Reply Posted by as well on Monday October 21 2013 at 16:38
ME@ ALSO POST UNDER LOL,every post is pointless and very rude,CANT HIDE WITH YOUR CAPS LOCK ON,now go play with the traffic,fool

Reply Posted by angry on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 08:05
so hanging is less horrific than drowning glad the rspca can decide what was a better death for this dog who the hell tethers their dog to a fence at home

Reply Posted by Jane on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 08:40
SO the rotten evil PIG basically got away with Murder!!!

Reply Posted by Collet on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 08:45
Nobody should I'll treat any animal,it's disgusting the way that poor dog was dealt with,and I'm not surprised at the amount of Dog lovers who have commented on the horrendous situation.So if all you Dog lovers Picked up your own dogs poo there wouldn't be any on the pavements or in my garden it's not the dogs fault by the way.?

Reply Posted by mr s on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 09:03
If you really cared for your dog you would never throw it in a canal dead or alive. Maybe should have buried him near the canal. That would have been better. Mindless fool.i cannot believe the rspca didn't even prosecute just for throwing the dog in the canal