Northfleet dog recovers after tail amputated
A dog found in Kent with horrific injuries after someone amputated its tail has recovered and is ready to be rehomed, the local council has said.
The tan and white Staffordshire cross was found tied to a bench in Northfleet with an open wound and no medical care.
It was reported to police who took it to the PDSA veterinary hospital in Gillingham.
Gravesham Borough Council said the dog was operated on to remove the infected tissue and close the wound.
Councillor John Burden said: "Whoever perpetrated this horrible injury deserves to be caught and prosecuted.
"The animal was in distress and was badly injured by this apparently inept attempt at amputation."
According to the council, the dog, which was found on 30 June, is now doing well.
"I hope in the end this friendly animal finds a good and loving home," Mr Burden said.