Dog dies from burns in St Albans

A DOG has died from injuries it sustained after having a chemical poured over it in St Albans.

The RSPCA is investigating after a springer spaniel was found with her stomach and head covered in creosote, a wood preservative, from which it suffered chemical burns, near the London Road cemetery.

Inspector Kirsry Withnall said: “To be deliberately burnt like this is an unimaginably cruel thing to do to any animal.”

A passerby discovered the small female springer spaniel still alive and took her to a nearby vet, but the dog died from her burns shortly afterwards.

The spaniel, who was brown and white, had been bred from and was about four years old.


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She was found at lunchtime on Tuesday November 20.

Kirsty said the RSPCA is seeking information that might lead to the identification of the dog’s owner.

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She added: “If you saw anything suspicious in that area or simply know someone who has lost a springer spaniel, please call our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

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