RSPCA SHOCK AS DOG LEFT TO DIE
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.
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.