RSPCA Queensland is calling for information after a male American Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was found deceased, tied to a tree in Wyampa Road, Bald Hills.
A member of the public who was bird watching found the dog deceased on the morning of Sunday August 14.
The large white and tan dog was wearing a heavy leather collar, tied to a tree with a 35mm nylon blue strap.
The dog was located on Wyampa Road, Bald Hills in bushland across from the boat ramp entrance.
RSPCA Queensland has conducted a post mortem.
Upon first inspection, it appeared the dog may have died from being tangled around the tree, but veterinary exams have confirmed the dog died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Anyone with information about this dog, or who may have seen someone in the area with the dog is urged to contact the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).
Veterinary exams reveal the dog may have been left like this for at least four days, between the 10th and 14th August. Exams also revealed the dog to be around three to five years of age, an entire male, and otherwise healthy.
RSPCA Queensland spokesperson Emma Lagoon says, “The way the dog was tied and killed, was deliberate.
“We don’t know if the owner chose to do this or if the dog is lost and belongs to someone else. But whatever way you look at it, it’s horrific to think that this is how this poor dog spent its final moments. There are always other options.”
The RSPCA is urging pet owners, “If you need help with your pet, please, please, please, contact the RSPCA or a rescue group for help. We can help rehome pets when people have no other options.”