Appeal for information as XL Bully with head trauma found dead in Carshalton [Warning: upsetting images]

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The RSPCA has issued an update to an ongoing appeal for information, after a dog – thought to be an XL bully – was found dead in a South London alleyway having experienced major head trauma.

A member of the public found the body of the dog on Waltham Road, Carshalton, on Saturday 30 December. Sadly, the dog’s front legs were bound and set alight – and one ear was partially cut off.

The Police were contacted by the member of the public after the grim discovery was made – and officers alerted the RSPCA, with enquiries from the animal welfare charity still ongoing. RSPCA officers are now continuing to urge anyone with relevant information about what happened to their dog to come forward and support their enquiries.

RSPCA inspector Harriet Daliday said, “This poor dog was found in such sad circumstances – with his legs tied together, and set on fire.

“While we cannot be sure how the head injury was sustained, obviously the circumstances are hugely concerning – and vets believe the serious head trauma was the suspected cause of this dog’s sad death.

“We’ve understandably seen an outpouring of concern from the public about this dog – and we continue to urge anyone with relevant information to aid our enquiries to contact our inspectorate appeal line as soon as possible.

“Since this incident was reported to us, the RSPCA has identified the dog’s understandably devastated owner – who is not a suspect based on the current evidence we have.”

Those with information should contact the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018, quoting reference 01202686.

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