A 10-month-old female dog (pictured above) that was beaten to within an inch of its life and left for dead in bushland in Collingwood Park on Sunday underwent emergency surgery yesterday and is expected to pull through.
The shocking case of cruelty to an animal left the bull arab cross with major head injuries and wounds all over its body.
The dog could not stand up of its own accord when bush walkers found the animal at Collingwood Park and reported their disturbing discovery to the RSPCA.
RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty is calling on anyone who has any information about the incident or who may recognise the dog to come forward.
He said the injuries suffered by the dog were severe.
"We got a call on Sunday and our ambulance inspector went out there and the dog couldn't lift its head or stand up," he said.
"It was obviously in a bad way with trauma all over its body and particularly to its head.
"We didn't know if it was going to survive or not but it was slightly better on Monday and was sent off to the specialist veterinary hospital at Albany Creek.
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"They are now operating on it and think it has a good chance of pulling through.
"We'd like to obviously find either the owner of the dog or someone who knows of the dog who might know what happened."
There was no identification on the dog, whose attacker likely thought they had killed it.
"The dog has been very badly beaten," Mr Beatty said.
"Maybe the person who did it thought that they had killed it.
"And it would have been dead if those (bush walkers) hadn't discovered it.
"The veterinary hospital thinks that it has a good chance of survival, and that is encouraging.
"In cases like this you only wish that dogs could talk, and then we might be able to find out what happened.
"But as is always the case in these sort of circumstances we are reliant on somebody coming forward with information."
Any person with information on this crime can call 1300 ANIMAL.