Art tribute to abused greyhound dumped dead in Overton

A lasting tribute to Petal by Caged NW advocates at the site where she was found.
A lasting tribute to Petal by Caged NW advocates at the site where she was found.
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Artwork has been painted in tribute to a greyhound dumped dead in Overton after being neglected and abused.

Caged Northwest members painted the tribute on a water tank where the female greyhound, that was named Petal after her death, was left mutilated.

Artwork at the site where Petal's body was found in Overton.

Artwork at the site where Petal's body was found in Overton.

Caged Northwest is still offering a £2000 reward for any further information that will lead to a full prosecution and conviction of Petals abuser/s.

Petal now has a plaque in her memory at the Holywell Cemetery in North Wales where she was laid to rest on July 1.

Petal, a black female greyhound was discovered dead in January with her right ear cut off, discarded like a piece of rubbish in the Overton area of Lancaster.

The dog who was not microchipped was also badly neglected before death, her body in very poor condition and underweight, weighing just 17kg with numerous bald patches.

Petal's plaque at Holywell Pet Cemetery, North Wales.

Petal's plaque at Holywell Pet Cemetery, North Wales.

Although there was no sign that Petal recently had a microchip removed, it is impossible to rule out that one may have been removed in the past.

Update:Caged Northwest have received some information, which has been passed onto the RSPCA and an investigation is ongoing.

A post mortem was carried out on behalf of Caged North West, but they cannot share any further information on the case, while the investigation is ongoing.

A spokesman for Caged Northwest said: “We would like to say thank you to Lancaster City Council who gave us permission to place flyers in the area where Petal was killed.

Petal after she was found dead in Overton.

Petal after she was found dead in Overton.

“Thank you to Assisi Pet funeral Services in Wirral, who kindly assisted us, in giving Petal the upmost respect she deserved.

“Thank You to the Lancashire Evening Post, The Visitor and the Lancaster Guardian for their support.”

Anyone with information about Petal should call Caged Northwest on 07508 847162.