LEFT TO DROWN: Gabbie Cuthbert and Jakeb Forrester found Lucky on the Cedars Bridge. Her legs and muzzle had been taped up. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
LEFT TO DROWN: Gabbie Cuthbert and Jakeb Forrester found Lucky on the Cedars Bridge. Her legs and muzzle had been taped up. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Cruel act as dog taped up and thrown into the river

THE RSPCA is looking for the person who taped up a dog's legs and muzzle and threw her in the river to drown on Saturday.

The dog, who has been named Lucky by the man who rescued her, was found at the Cedars Crossing bridge early on Saturday night.

Jakeb Forrester said he and girlfriend Gabbie Cuthbert were driving to his home near Bullyard about 7pm on Saturday when they spotted the dog.

"We saw her standing in the middle of the road and I pulled over to check on her," he said.

"She came up to us looking for help, and I saw she had masking tape around her mouth and on her legs."

Mr Forrester said Lucky was also soaking wet, and it was obvious someone had taped her up and thrown her into the river to drown.

However, she had obviously tried to swim and broken the tape on her legs.

"I got all the tape off her and put her in the car," he said.

"It's a really low act, so cruel."

Mr Forrester said Lucky was about 18 months old, and was a red cattle dog or arab cross.

He said she had obviously belonged to someone.

"She's a really nice dog, nice and obedient, and she's in good condition," Mr Forrester said.

Mr Forrester said he would either keep the dog or hand her in to the RSPCA.

RSPCA Bundaberg regional inspector Joanne Warnock said she would investigate the act of cruelty.

"This is something that we take very seriously, as it's obvious cruelty," she said.


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