Three mutilated dogs found dead at the side of the road were victims of a animal fighting ring, campaigners warned yesterday.
The animals’ bodies were found dumped by a rural roadside, with organised gangs feared to be responsible.
All three had foreign microchips revealing they had been imported into Britain, according to the League Against Cruel Sports, which offered a £5,000 reward for information.
Campaigns director Chris Luffingham said: “We suspect these poor animals suffered serious physical and mental suffering while being torn apart in illegal dog fights.
“We’re determined to expose and help prevent dog fighting in the UK and we are asking for people to contact our Animal Crimewatch team with any information on this dreadful incident.”