Emaciated dog body found in Keighley park [Warning: upsetting images]

The dog was found in a park in Keighley

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated dog was found dumped in Victoria Park, Keighley, on Monday 21st September. 

The distressing discovery was made by a member of the public, who immediately contacted the RSPCA. Inspector Emma Brook said,  “This must have been an awful discovery for the person who found this dog’s body and we are very keen to find out what happened to this poor dog.”

She added, “He was emaciated and all of his ribs are clearly visible. He also had a large number of pressure sores across the body and legs. There was faecal matter around his backend and there was a strong ammonia smell so I suspect that this poor dog had been living in his own mess with no suitable bedding, which resulted in the pressure sores.

“It’s likely that the dog hadn’t been in the park for more than a few days but it could have been as little as a few hours, unfortunately the vets were not able to give us an exact time. This was a three-year-old brindle, male American bulldog type dog and he was microchipped, but unfortunately this hasn’t led to any information.”

If anyone recognises this dog, has any information about how he came to be in such a state, or knows anything that may help the investigation, please contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Images by RSPCA


  1. Having read the distressing story of the poor dog found in the park would dogs today be interested in setting up a page to receive donations for a reward to find the scum low life that did this they need to be found and punished

  2. Some people should never ever ever have a fly for a pet, far less a dog. Poor thing starving, leading to a long drawn out death, then dumped like rubbish….unbelievable in this day and age. Whoever is responsible for this barbaric disgusting behaviour should be in a straight jacket and padded cell, preferably with a dog loving mad axeman. Tears are falling from my eyes imagining what this poor dog went through. Sleep well precious boy

  3. OMG, as a dog lover but also animals, of any kind, I’m devastated for this poor soul. My 7 dogs come before anything and I can’t imagine what inhuman could do this to a trusting dog, may he/she be found and punished in a similar way that this poor dog was left …I hope the owner is publically humiliated by the community where they live.


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