A DOG was put to sleep after acid was poured all over its body in a horrific animal abuse attack in Northern Ireland.
The female Staffodshire bull terrier, named Patch, was taken in by Hannah Marriott after she found the pet outside her door on Tuesday and discovered its sickening injuries.
Hannah, from Newry, Northern Ireland, said: "Whoever did this to this poor dog are sick, sick people."
Inspector McCullough, of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said: "Police received a report about an injured dog in the Pound Road area of Newry at approximately 6.10pm on Tuesday 28 May.
"The animal was taken to a local vet, however, due to the severity of its injuries the dog had to be euthanized."
Whoever did this to this poor dog are sick, sick people
Local animal welfare group Pets Lost and Found Northern Ireland are urging anyone with information on the attack to contact the police.
A spokesperson for the group said: "This happened in the Newry area.
"The poor dog was covered in acid. If anyone has information about this incident or the dog please call the PSNI on 101."
Hundreds of people took to social media to vent their horror at the animal's treatment, reported Belfast Live.
One said: "The owner of the dog has been notified and they are traumatised by what has happened to their family pet."
Enquiries are ongoing.
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