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RSPCA Treat 12-Week-Old Puppy Beaten Until It Went Blind

A defenceless 12-week old puppy was beaten so badly it has gone blind, an animal cruelty charity has said.

The puppy, named Caine, was taken into Hendon PDSA Pet Hospital on August 2 in a collapsed state by a member of the public, who claimed he had rescued the dog from being beaten by someone he knew.

The puppy was unable to open his eyes, was badly bruised, had brain damage, could not walk and was unable to see.

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Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) inspector Nicole Broster said: “This is an example of horrendous cruelty carried out against a very young, defenceless puppy.

“He is so loyal and trusting that despite the terrible ordeal he has been through he is still very sweet and loving towards those now caring for him.

“Sadly as a result of the beating he is still blind. It is possible he may fully recover, and we hope that eventually he can be rehomed.”

The charity has launched its Cancel Out Cruelty campaign, to raise funds to help its frontline rescue teams continue to save animals from cruelty and abuse and to raise awareness about how to stop cruelty to animals for good.

Beating incidents increased by 22% last year – from 9,658 beatings in 2022 compared to 7,857 in 2021 – with incidents peaking in the summer months.

Cane Corso puppy named Caine before he was treated by RSPCA. The 12-week-old pup still can’t see (Image: RSPCA)

The RSPCA said as little as £2 can buy a dog or cat one meal, £6 can feed them for a day and £10 can go towards bandages.

A donation of £30 could help pay for a life jacket for an inspector, £100 towards water rescue equipment and those who can donate more, £500 could kit out a 4×4 inspector van.

Nicole added: “Cases like this one highlight why we have launched our Cancel Out Cruelty campaign, beatings are all too common and it’s disgusting what some people do to defenceless animals. We want to help as many animals as we can, with the public’s help.

“Anyone with information should contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”