A DISTRESSED dog found collapsed on a St Helens field had been stabbed several times.
Shocked residents found a seriously injured blue-grey crossbreed lurcher-greyhound on a field in Parr last Friday (July 27).
The animal, believed to have been used for hunting, was described as being “weak and in pain” when it was discovered near the Duckeries on Ashtons Green Drive.
St Helens Council dog wardens took the dog, which also had old wounds on its body and face, to a vet for emergency treatment. It has since been transferred to holding kennels to recover from its ordeal.
Although the dog has not been microchipped, wardens believe it is about four or five years old and are calling on anyone who knows the dog’s owner to come forward so an investigation can be carried out.
Any information received will be reported to the RSPCA, which wardens hope will result in criminal proceedings being brought for animal cruelty.
Despite its terrible trauma, the dog is described as “friendly” by dog wardens.
It will now be rehomed via Leigh Cats and Dogs Home - to a home with no other animals so it can receive around the clock care.
Anyone with information about the incident or the owner of the dog can contact St Helens Council on 01744 675823 or 01744 676789.
l Pictured: Dog warden Keiron Berry with the stabbed dog which also has other old wounds on its body and face.