The RSPCA and police are hunting an evil dog killer after a devastated pet owner returned home to find her beloved pooch BEHEADED and dumped in the garden.
Andrea Jarvis made the gruesome discovery when she got back to her home in Bilston, West Mids., on May 19 and called for her dog Hollie to come for her tea.
But when the black-and-white Staffordshire Bull Terrier failed to appear she went to look for her and found her decapitated body on the garden patio.
Hollie had been partially beheaded and her front leg was almost severed off but mystery surrounds how she was killed and where.
Her owners initially believed she could have been taken from the garden and used for dog fighting but vets have found no evidence the injuries were caused by another dog
Andrea, a carer who lives with her 18-year-old son Jack, said: “I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing – Hollie was dead and her body had been left cut up in such a terrible way.
“We have had Hollie for 13 years and she was such a loving dog I can’t believe this has happened.
“When I couldn’t find her I expected she was curled up on my bed – nothing could prepare me for what I found – it was horrific and so upsetting.
“I am struggling to sleep at night now it has been terrible and my other dog Maise is missing Hollie too.
“I just hope someone will come forward to the RSPCA so we can find the person responsible.”
In a Facebook post at the time, the family wrote: “My lovely dog Hollie was found dead tonight, head decapitated and also missing a front leg.
“No blood anywhere, she was covered in mud but found on a dry patio area, with no mud anywhere to be found in the garden.
“Best guess is she’s been used for dog fighting, taken from the garden then returned.
“Police have been informed, I’ve taken her to the vets tonight to be cremated, worst thing was being asked by the police to take pictures of her and her injuries so they can pass all information onto the RSPCA.
“No words can describe how I feel right now, some people will say ‘it’s only a dog’, but she was family.
“We had her 13 years, she was soft as a bag full of kittens, all she wanted was to be fussed, loved and fed. You couldn’t have asked for a better dog. R.I.P. Hollie.”
The animal welfare charity and West Midlands Police are now calling for anyone with vital information to come forward.
RSPCA inspector Adam Bailey, said: “We do not know why or how Hollie was killed but we believe she was taken from the garden – where she was left as Andrea went to work – and killed elsewhere.
“There was no blood in the garden which suggests the attack happened elsewhere.
“Her head was almost decapitated and her front leg had been severed and was hanging on by a piece of skin.
“It seems she was then brought back and dumped on the patio.
“The injuries sustained are horrendous and this has come as a huge shock to her owners.
“We are keen to trace anyone who may have information about what happened to Hollie or to anyone who saw anything suspicious to call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We were alerted to an incident in Vernon Road, Wolverhampton, at 6.45pm on Tuesday May 19 and the discovery of the resident’s pet dog dead in the back garden.
“A joint investigation has been launched alongside the RSPCA.
“At this stage the injuries are not believed to be consistent with a dog or fox attack; the dog’s body will be examined by vets in a bid to shed light on how the animal died.”