The RSPCA is appealing for information as its inspectors investigate the death of a dog whose body was  dumped in an east London park, wrapped in a dressing gown. 

The black-and-white American bulldog’s body, found by the gates to Roding Valley Park in Woodford on 27 January, was severely emaciated. RSPCA Inspector Jemima Cooper, who is investigating the case, said, “Park rangers found the body of the unneutered male dog and took him to a local vet who contacted us.

“The dog was extremely skinny and had been wrapped in a red dressing gown and purple fleecy blanket with a dog toy.”

While he was microchipped, the RSPCA was unable to contact the registered owner, and believe the details on the chip are out of date.

“It appears this poor dog has been severely neglected and may well have been starved to death so I’m keen to find out where he’s come from and who is responsible,” Inspector Cooper added. “We’ve put up posters in the local area and tried to make contact with the people who are named on his microchip but haven’t had any luck so now we’re appealing to the public to help us.”

If you recognise the dog or saw anything suspicious in the area on the afternoon of 27 January, contact the RSPCA on their appeal line: 0300 123 8018.

Images by RSPCA

8 COMMENTS

  1. We, the animal lovers are getting fed up ! Lax cruelty laws, slaps on the hands, blah, blah, blah. WE WANT THE ANIMAL ABUSERS TO START ATTONING FOR THEIR CRUELTY. FINE THEM, JAIL THEM, BAN THEM FROM OWNING AN ANIMAL!!! This has to STOP NOW!!!

  2. THIS IS HEART BREAKING .CHANGE THE LAW AND MAKE THESE SCUM BAGS PAY FOR THER CRIMES ..SCUM OF THE EARTH…THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS NEED PROTECTION AND LOVE ..NOT ABUSED AND THROWN AWAY..IM SO SORRY HUMANS DID THIS TO YOU..R.I.P.BBY

  3. Jesus Christ how can you have any animal and see if starve while you eat yourself …this dogs death couof have been prevented if rang a charity for help beforehand disgusting it probably was tied up outside as usual and left like many dogs .rabbits ..poor boy please get them and can them from owning animals

  4. Even if they find these vile evil people, nothing will happen to them. The law in this country is a joke. The justice system can’t see that if anyone can be this cruel to an innocent, helpless animal, who relies on their owner for care, food and life, then they are not safe with any vulnerable being. They need removing from society for everyone’s safety

  5. Evil evil people. The sad thing is that poor soul will have been loyal to the cruel people/person that did this. If they were struggling they could have rehomed or took to a rescue, there is no excuse. The law needs changing and to take animal cruelty seriously. RIP beautiful boy. I hope your running over rainbow bridge into the arms of the love you deserved. Such a sad sad unnecessary loss

  6. The person or persons who did this should be treated as any murderer and get life . Mind you I wouldgive them life without food and water to see how that poor animal suffered.

  7. why do people have any animals if they dont look after them or want them could of easily took this poor dog to a shelter or something but to this really upsets me as i hate any cruelty to animals

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