The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of teenagers were seen attacking a puppy in Birmingham on Wednesday evening (30 December).
A member of the public heard the puppy – a Staffordshire Bull Terrier aged around five months old – yelping after being forcefully kicked by the group, who were also seen dragging him on a lead.
The incident happened at Witton Lakes, in Perry Common Road, Birmingham, at around 6pm last night (Weds).
The group – all male – were thought to be aged around 14 to 17. There were between five to seven of them in the group.
The dog – who has been nicknamed Noel – is now in the RSPCA’s care. He has a suspected fractured front left leg.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant, who is investigating the incident, said: “This is a very upsetting incident. The poor dog was absolutely terrified which is not surprising considering what he went through.
“Thankfully he is now in the best place and is being cared for by a brilliant team of vets and nurses. His front left leg is very swollen and he could not stand when he was rescued last night. We are waiting on test results but it is thought that his leg is fractured.
“It is not acceptable to treat an animal in this way. We are urging anyone who may have seen the incident or who knows any more information about it to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
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