The tiny dog fought for its life for two days after walkers rushed it to the vets when they found it abandoned in the foliage undergrowth.
Mirror (h/t John H) A Muslim man has been arrested after a sick thug chopped off a defenceless puppy’s legs and tail then left it for dead in a Turkish forest.
The one-month-old dog fought for its life for two days after walkers rushed it to the vets when they found it abandoned in undergrowth in the Sapanca district in Sakarya on Thursday.
The wounded animal died during surgery on Friday, sparking an outcry from animal lovers and momentarily pausing political debates across the country where citizens are preparing to go to the polls on June 24.
Police had detained a construction machine operator in relation to the puppy’s murder.
Vet Berktuğ Çiftçi, who treated the puppy told Doğan News Agency that the scars showed straight cuts made with a sharp object such as an axe, which left no doubt that the harm was inflicted by a person.
Nuray Ersoy, who was one of the walkers who found the puppy while feeding stray animals in the area, said an initial investigation showed that the puppy’s feet might have been cut with heavy construction equipment.
As images and videos of the puppy were shared on social media outrage spread across the country, causing politicians from opposing parties to show a rare unity as they called for the introduction of a new law to prevent violence against stray animals.