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Mutilated dogs found dead at side of road 'were part of illegal fighting ring'


A £5,000 reward has been offered for information about the remains of three mutilated dogs (Picture: PA) The remains of three horrifically mutilated dogs suspected of being involved in fighting have been found on a roadside has sparked an investigation with a £5,000 reward. The two mastiffs and one bull breed were discovered near the village of Cranfield, between Milton Keynes and Bedford, following a tip-off from a concerned member of the public to the League Against Cruel Sports (LACP).

League Against Cruel Sports of the mutilated body of a dog found by a roadside near the village of Cranfield, between Milton Keynes and Bedford. Campaigners have offered a reward of up to ?5,000 for information after three dogs suspected of being involved in fighting were found fatally wounded on a roadside.


All three had foreign microchips, raising suspicions that they had been imported into the country for fighting. The director of campaigns at LACP, Chris Luffingham, said a reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information that leads to a conviction. He added: ‘We suspect these poor animals suffered serious physical and mental suffering while being torn apart in illegal dog fights.

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The two mastiffs and one bull breed were abused before their deaths (Picture: PA) ‘We’re determined to expose and help prevent dog fighting in the UK and we are asking for people to contact out Animal Crimewatch team with any information on this dreadful incident. ‘Dogs involved in dog fighting suffer terrible injuries, both in the fights themselves and at the hands of their vicious owners. Most will die in the ring or soon after from their injuries.

11.03.2018
 
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