RSPCA investigating two cases of cruelty against dogs

A video of a girl hitting this dog with a thong was investigated by the RSPCA.
A video of a girl hitting this dog with a thong was investigated by the RSPCA.

THE RSPCA is investigating two reported cases of animal cruelty involving dogs in the metro area.

In Victoria Park, a Jack Russell/pug cross living next door to a construction site was allegedly shot with a nail gun.

In Quinns Rocks, a video was posted on social media that appears to show a young girl laughing as she slaps a dog in the face, repeatedly with considerable force, with a rubber thong while another girl films it.

The owner of the Jack Russell/pug said his dog is lucky to be alive, as the 9cm nail narrowly missed its spine and lungs.

The dog was treated by a vet and is recovering with its owner.

The RSPCA is working to determine whether it was an act of cruelty or a work place accident.

RSPCA has been inundated with reports to the Cruelty Hotline and via Facebook.

An RSPCA Inspector is currently in the area investigating this report.

“We are deeply concerned about these reports that came in overnight – injury and pain inflected on family pets which is happening in our streets and neighbourhoods,” RSPCA CEO David van Ooran said.

“What is most disturbing is that both of these reports have come from alleged incidents at people’s homes, and appear to show harm done to defenceless animals.

“The outrage we have seen about both of these cases demonstrates that the community totally rejects any form of cruelty towards animals and I’d like to thank those people who reported these cases to us.

“The only way we are going to stop cruelty to animals is to all take action.

“RSPCA WA Inspectors are on the roads following up these and other cases as we speak – we will do everything we can to bring justice for animals and help end animal cruelty.”