Lewes: A shocking incident of animal abuse saw a dog dying after being pumped full of heroine, morphine and 20 other drugs.
The black and white bull terrier was found near a children’s playground covered in blood and full of bruises.
The partially hidden body, discovered in Lewes, East Sussex was already decomposing when found and police were called in after a toxicology report revealed the drugs in his system.
Dog charity trustee Melanie Beck, who found Benson, arranged for a post mortem at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London. Speaking about the discovery she said that her hear in pieces imagining what this dog had gone through before his death.
“Benson did not die of natural causes. His internal organs and weight were OK. He was in good condition. He had eaten one-to-six hours before death,” she said, adding that they were able to trace his legal owner through the chip.
Beck added that the owner had given him to another man whose wife died of a drugs overdose.
Speaking about the incident, the RSPCA was quoted as saying that they are taking the incident seriously and have an ongoing, active investigation.