RSPCA SHOCK AS DOG LEFT TO DIE

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

TWO $1000 re­wards have been of­fered for in­for­ma­tion about the own­ers of a dog left to die south-west of Childers.

The fe­male Ger­man shep­herd was dis­cov­ered par­tially de­com­posed about 7km from Childers on the Isis High­way last Fri­day.

The man who found the dog and PETA have both of­fered re­wards for in­for­ma­tion.

It came just days after RSPCA Queens­land re­leased in­for­ma­tion that showed more than 460 an­i­mal cru­elty com­plaints were made in the Bund­aberg re­gion last year.

Wide Bay area in­spec­tor Penny Fla­herty was shocked by the grisly find, es­ti­mat­ing the dog had been dead for days after be­ing left tied to the tree de­lib­er­ately.

“There is no way that it was ac­ci­den­tal,” Ms Fla­herty said.

“It was gut-wrench­ing to find it like this.

“You hope it’s not too bad or they’re okay but this one was de­lib­er­ately left to die.

“You don’t ac­ci­den­tally tie a dog up to a tree and leave it.”

The RSPCA states acts of vi­o­lence to­wards an­i­mals, an­i­mal ne­glect and even psy­cho­log­i­cal harm are all forms of an­i­mal cru­elty that are re­ported to in­spec­tors each day.

“We are only hu­man so see­ing cases of cru­elty like this can be quite up­set­ting,” Ms Fla­herty said.

“In some cases, we do have em­pa­thy for own­ers who have just lost con­trol of their pets but we can’t en­able an an­i­mal to con­tinue suf­fer­ing, which is why we have to step in and take ac­tion.”

RSPCA Queens­land is keen to talk to any­one who could pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the ori­gin of the dog or its own­ers.

Know some­thing? Phone the RSPCA on 1300 852 188 and quote job num­ber 437957.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

ABAN­DONED: The site where a dog was found tied to a tree south of Hutchins Rd on the Isis Hwy. The site is about 7km south of Childers.

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