The RSPCA is continuing to appeal for information after a badger was found dead and a dog abandoned and injured on farmland in North Wales in a suspected badger baiting incident.
Residents from Ffordd Yr Ysgol in Flint found the female adult badger in a pool of blood near their home on Saturday [13 June].
They also came across a bull breed cross lurcher, abandoned in the playing fields of Cornist Park Primary School. The adult male had terrible injuries – including a tear to the ear, part of his nose missing, broken teeth and puncture wounds all over his body.
The members of the public also said they had heard distressed screams coming from the area overnight, around 1am.
RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes said: “This is abhorrent and barbaric behaviour.
“It looked like someone had set this dog onto this badger and then just left them to fight until the death.
“The badger would have had a horrific death, and she was a female so could well have young somewhere needing her care.”
The dog has now been named Flint after where he was found. Flint was taken to a vet for treatment and is now in RSPCA care.
“He is such a friendly thing,” added inspector Joynes. “He is doing well and is alright – but he is a bruised and probably will have to have some teeth out.
“We are still appealing for information. Someone needs to come forward and give us some detail about what happened.”
Anyone with information about this incident can call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 in confidence.
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