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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Nothing to hide! How I became a convert to naturism
- 2 Hertfordshire's most expensive homes 2020
- 3 650 homes proposed for Harpenden golf club site
- 4 From Bethlehem to Nazareth - St Albans walkers' pilgrimage fundraiser
- 5 100 homes approved at appeal for Green Belt land
- 6 Police urged to increase patrols in Verulamium Park following gang attack
- 7 Area Guide: The affluent Hertfordshire town of Harpenden
- 8 Could Aldi be coming to Harpenden?
- 9 Teen gang attacks boy in Verulamium Park
- 10 Charity founder cancels Channel swim after suffering long Covid
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.”