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Reward to help catch dog killer

A DOG lover has put up a £1,000 reward in an effort to catch the killer of at least nine dogs, whose bodies have been found tortured and dumped in the Wouldham Common area of Kent.

The killer, who has still not been found inflicted horrific injuries on the dogs including broken backs, legs and cuts all over the body. The bodies included those of German Shepherd Dogs and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The dumped dogs are all thought to belong to the killer, as no-one has reported any of the dogs as missing.

The RSPCA, still investigating has said: “So far we have had no information as to who is dumping these dogs.

“We are still appealing for people to come forward if they know who is doing this. The dogs’ injuries were appalling and these people need to be caught.”

This comes after reports of a dog kicked to death in December in Albany Road, Chatham. The RSPCA released pictures of the dogs’ horrendous injuries but most are too distressing to publish.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234 999.

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I think that the UK should be more like America, where people who commit these offences to animals are arrested and jailed the same as if they had done this to another person. I think the animal cops in the US are fantastic. However, I also feel that the UK justice system is not hard enough on persons who commit terrible crimes to both animals and humans, as one can be punished more for not paying your TV licence, which surely is totally out of balance and sense.

Tania Eades

I agree with Tania. The person who committed these awful crimes is not fit to be called 'human'. They should be sent to jail and serve a very long sentence! Animals rely on us to protect them and this news has disgusted me.

Kaye Francis