A dead dog has been found half-buried at Robinswood Hill Country Park in Gloucester.
Dog walker June Koppe made the gruesome find and fears it could have been the victim of a fighting ring.
She got in touch with the Citizen in a bid to try and shed some light on the animal's fate.
June said: "I am a frequent dog walker on Robinswood Hill which is usually a pleasurable experience.
"However a few days ago whilst up there I noticed that my youngest dog had run off the main path and was sniffing and picking at what looked liked some sacking.
"I went to see what was so interesting to him to find a half buried, in sacking, dead dog. The look on the dog's face was pretty gruesome as his eyes were staring and teeth bared which indicated to me that the dog had not had a peaceful death.
"At first I thought maybe someone had buried their beloved pet there although I did find this to be a very strange thing to do. Anyway I then carried on with my walk, found the rangers and reported my find to them.
"They also thought it strange as they said the scattering of pet's ashes is a common occurrence but they have never come across anyone actually burying a dog up there.
"Once I arrived home I did report this to the Police on the 101 number and also e-mailed the rangers to find out what had happened once they had found the dog.
"The head ranger replied and said that they had in been in contact with Environmental Health who told them to bury the dog which they did. At this point I was concerned as had hoped someone would have had a look at the dog to see if it had any injuries or was micro-chipped as I was beginning to wonder whether this poor dog had been used in dog fighting or something equally horrific and could possibly be someone's stolen pet.
"I also then remembered about a week ago whilst on the hill my dog came out from behind a tree with what I thought was the leg of a rabbit in his mouth which he then dropped but am now wondering whether it was a rabbit or not."
June said she wondered if the dog's death was linked to fighting.
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