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Dog attacked and left 'hog-tied' in Norwich park

Police in Norwich are investigating an attack on a dog in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Just before 6am someone found a brown and white boxer cross dog abandoned in Sloughbottom Park with his legs all tied together and his collar bound up with string and household electrical cable.

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Dog attacked and left tied up in Norwich park

Police in Norwich are investigating an attack on a dog in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Just before 6am someone found a brown and white boxer cross dog abandoned in Sloughbottom Park with his legs all tied together and his collar bound up with string and household electrical cable.

The dog was left tied up Credit: Norfolk Police

He had then been tied to a post with cabling around his neck, leaving him unable to stand up or move.

Officers looked after the dog at the scene and together with vets managed to free him for treatment.

Police care for the dog while waiting for vets to arrive Credit: Norfolk Police

The dog is thought to be about 4 years old and while he was in pain from being tied up he is relatively healthy. He's not got an identity tag or micro chip.

"Attacking a dog in this way is completely unacceptable and I would urge anyone who has information about the incident to contact me. Officers will be working with Inspectors from the RSPCA to find the person responsible and take action.”

– PC Craig Bidwell
Spencer is now recovering with the RSPCA Credit: Norfolk Police

Staff at the RSPCA who are currently caring for him have nicknamed him ‘Spencer’

"Poor Spencer was traumatised from this horrible ordeal but luckily not hurt. He is a lovely dog, and has clearly been well looked after, so it might even be that there is a loving owner out there missing him. We urge anyone with any information to come forward.

– Laura Sayer, RSPCA Inspector

And you can now see a video of Spencer here

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