Dog with bag of cement tied around neck found in canal

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The body of a dog with a bag full of cement tied around its neck has been found in a Liverpool canal.RSPCA staff and members of the public pulled the dark-coloured male Staffordshire bull terrier canal in Bootle on May 6.The rucksack full of cement was tied around the dead canine’s neck with blue rope, the RSPCA added.RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said she could not be certain how the dog died, or whether he was alive when he was thrown into the canal.“The vet who looked at him noted that he had bloodshot eyes and fresh blood in his mouth, which indicates strangulation,” she said.“If he was dead when he was thrown in, it would have taken at least two people to get him in there as the dog was heavy, as was the rucksack.“He could have also been walked down there alive, thrown into the canal and choked by the weight around his neck.“Sadly it does seem suspicious, so we are keen for anyone who has any information to contact us.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.last_img

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