Starving dog stabbed, buried alive

2012-08-31 08:12
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Port Elizabeth - A dog has died despite desperate rescue attempts by vets after it was beaten, stabbed and buried alive.

A spokesperson from the Animal Anti-Cruelty League said they were called out to a squatter camp in Port Elizabeth after a passer-by had seen a whimpering snout sticking out of a shallow grave outside a shack, reported the Cape Argus.

Neighbours said the dog had been beaten, stabbed and buried alive after trying to steal food from the kitchen table.

A fieldworker said if one saw how malnourished the little dog was, it wasn’t surprising that it had tried to get some food.

The dog’s owner fled the scene.

Despite valiant efforts to save the dog, it died.

“He was too injured, too traumatised. We transferred him to a better veterinary facility in Walmer Park where everything was done to save his life, but he died quietly on Monday night,” said the spokesperson.

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