A French bulldog has suffered a long painful death after being tethered to the back of a vehicle and dragged along the road.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) launched an investigation on the animal cruelty case, after finding the bulldog last June 17.

A concerned citizen found the poor animal in the early hours of the morning tied to a long piece of wire.

The injuries found on the poor animal’s body suggested that she tried to run alongside the vehicle until she failed to keep up, according to a report by the Liverpool Echo. It also appeared like the poor dog just recently gave birth.

Joanne McDonald, an inspector for RSPCA, attended the scene and explained the injuries were consistent with her being dragged along the street.

“I believe someone has tied the dog to a vehicle and then drove along dragging this poor pet to her death. There is skin missing on her feet and it looks as though she has run along to try and keep up with the moving vehicle until she was no longer able to,” McDonald said. “There are also wounds on her body which must have happened when she was unable to keep on her feet. The collar is also up on her head suggesting she has been pulled along.”

The dog was microchipped, but its details were not updated, so the investigators are having a hard time looking for its perpetrators.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have seen this incident take place to come forward as they may have vital information which could identify who did this,” McDonald said. “I am also keen to identify the dog’s owner and hoping someone will recognize the dog and be able to provide me with this information.”

For anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.

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