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RSPCA alarmed after husky’s violent death, alarming trend in extreme violence against animals


The RSPCA says it is concerned by an increasing level of extreme violence towards animals after a dog was found dead in a suitcase.

The one-year-old Husky suffered a severe head injury as a result of blunt force trauma. 

It was dead by the time it was discovered stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in a Melbourne apartment complex. 

The animal welfare agency says there have been more than 1340 reports of animal cruelty in the past financial year – including the fatal bashing of a four-month-old puppy, beaten to death at St Albans.

RSPCA Victoria’s prosecution coordinator Daniel Bode said they were investigating and expected charges to be laid shortly. 

He said they were increasingly concerned by an alarming trend of violence against animals. 

‘There are no circumstances under which it is acceptable for pet owners to take it upon themselves to violently end an animal’s life.’