Dog found in shallow grave

Dog found in shallow grave

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RSPCA WA is calling for anyone with information to come forward after a greyhound was found buried in a shallow grave.

RSPCA WA is calling for information after a greyhound was found wrapped in four blood-soaked blankets and buried in a shallow grave with wire around his neck near Bampton Road, Orelia.

On Wednesday, RSPCA WA received a call from a City of Kwinana ranger who found the dog after a member of the public reported seeing an animal buried in the shallow grave.

The grave was at the end of a cul-de-sac near a reserve.

The dog appeared to have sustained large scrapes to his front legs and the ranger believed it had been hit by a car and then strangled with a piece of wire which was digging into his skin when found.

The large black male greyhound had a white crest and was wearing a blue collar without an owner identification tag.

The body was taken to the City of Kwinana pound where it is being held for investigation.

RSPCA WA inspector manager Kylie Green is asking anyone with information relating to the incident to report it to the RSPCA WA cruelty hotline.

Anyone with information about how the greyhound was injured is asked to contact the RSPCA WA 24-hour Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 358 or online at rspcawa.org.au. Quote job number 191832.

The maximum penalty for an animal cruelty conviction is a $50,000 fine and five years in prison.