Police are appealing for information after a dog was found hanged in Somerset. The lurcher was found by a group of horse riders at a property on Stonage Lane, in Haselbury Plucknett, near Crewkerne.
Police believe the dog was "killed deliberately in a cruel act". They are asking for anyone who may have been walking in the area at the time to come forward.
The RSPCA has been informed of the incident.
"The death of an animal is always upsetting when it may have been done intentionally. We believe the dog was killed deliberately in a cruel act and we are conducting enquiries to establish how the dog died and who is responsible."
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