Published On: Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 on 1:18 pm

Dog beaten and hit over head with vodka bottle in Hebden Bridge

Dog Attack Hebden Bridge

Image courtesy: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information to find the owner of a dog who was repeatedly kicked, throttled and had a vodka bottle smashed over his head in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

The incident happened at around 10pm on 8 October outside the Dusty Miller pub on Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd.

RSPCA inspector, Charlotte Booker, said: “We’ve been told that someone went into the pub and said a man was outside beating a dog, so several of the patrons went out.

“The man was seen kicking and trying to strangle the dog, then smashed a vodka bottle over the dog’s head, before kicking the dog again.”

The dog was microchipped but the owner’s details are not up-to date. From the microchip, the dog is, or was, called ‘Reggie’ and is around two years old. He is neutered.

The man seen beating the dog is described as six feet tall and stocky, with brown hair and a beard. He was wearing jeans.

Reggie was only saved when someone took him home.

The RSCPA collected the dog and transferred him to the vets where he was admitted for tests. He had a bad limp and x-rays didn’t find anything to be broken.

Inspector Booker said: “Reggie is one of the nicest natured dogs I’ve come across in a long time. I would like to hear from anyone who can help with this, whether they recognise Reggie or actually witnessed the incident and haven’t yet spoken to me.

“He’s very unusual looking, tan and black with a white patch on his chest and a curly tail. I’m sure someone must be able to help.”

Anyone with any information can call 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for inspector Booker.

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  1. John Kerry says:

    Really sick to the bone. Pubs nowadays tend to be the haven of stupid behaviour!

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