Lurcher found dying in Orpington road with throat slit
PUBLISHED: 17:29 23 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:29 23 January 2014
An emaciated lurcher was left dying in a country lane after having his throat slit on Monday.
An RSPCA inspector managed to save the dog, called Star after it was found in Star Lane, Orpington at 3pm.
The tan and brindle dog has had an emergency surgery and is now recovering from the “deep, six inch wound”.
Anthony Pulfer, the RSPCA inspector who saved the animal, believes somebody had deliberately hurt Star.
He said: “There’s no doubt in my mind that this was a deliberate act.
“The wound was very straight as if cut by a knife and, of course, there was the bandage.
“It had not been wrapped around Star in a very effective way and was not stopping the blood flow, but it had obviously been put there intentionally in some half-hearted attempt to help.”
Mr Pulfer added it was fortunate Star survived the horrific incident.
“Luckily for Star we got to him just in time and the cut had just missed the jugular – any deeper and it would have been very difficult to save him,” the inspector said.
“As it was, we were able to get him to a vet who managed to stitch up the wound pretty well.”
Anyone with any information should call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.