A beloved family dog has been beaten to death in a vicious attack before being hung outside on a fence.
Kelly Morrow found her four-year-old pet staffy Rocko hanging from a fence at her home in Gatton, west of Brisbane on Friday night.
Ms Morrow said her young children have been traumatised by the killing, The Chronicle reported.
‘The kids loved him and are just devastated and keep asking where he is and why they can’t go out and play with him,’ she said.
Ms Morrow took to Facebook in an effort to find the person responsible for the horrorific treatment of her pet.
‘People are just pure scum.’ she said.
‘Some lowlife oxygen-thieving scumbag has beaten my beloved staffy and hung him on the fence dead… I need to find who did this.’
She said only one of her neighbours was at home during the time the attack occurred, but they didn’t hear or see anything.
She believes Rocko was attacked with a star picket driver before being hung up on her fence.
The dog was alive about 7pm on Friday, but she made the gruesome discovery 30 minutes later when she went to feed him.
‘On one side there were no marks at all. But on the other side it looked like he’d been beaten,’ she said.
Her other young dog also had a mark on her head and is now afraid of people and reluctant to go outside.
Queensland Police are investigating the incident, while Rocko’s body has been taken to an animal hospital.