LEFT FOR DEAD: RSPCA vets treating Honey the Shetland sheepdog, who was left for dead.
LEFT FOR DEAD: RSPCA vets treating Honey the Shetland sheepdog, who was left for dead. Contributed

Shetland sheepdog left for dead

RSPCA inspectors are hunting for the person who left Honey the shetland sheepdog for dead at a Morayfield sport complex.

Honey was found by two gardeners dumped at the Devine Court Sports Grounds on the morning of Thursday, November 24.

She was behind the toilet block of the complex, where she had dragged herself out of a bundled up sheet. She was extremely matted where faeces had become attached to her fur, which resulted in a maggot infestation in and on Honey.

She also had a large tumour on her hind left leg. It's believed she was abandoned there at some stage between 9pm Wednesday, November 23 and 7am Thursday, November 24.

RSPCA inspectors were able to track down the breeder of Honey, from Walloon, where she started her life as a show and breeding dog, born in July 2001.

She was then sold in June 2007 to a family in Everton Hills. In approximately February 2009 they advertised Honey as a giveaway dog on Gumtree. The people who collected Honey from the listing were believed to be a woman and son from Narangba.

"I have spent countless hours staring at the computer conducting every search imaginable trying to locate any sort of image, record, or photo of Honey that may assist with the investigation,” RSPCA inspector Sharni Stratham said.

"Hopefully we can get the word out to anyone who may have known someone who owned a shetland sheepdog or even saw one matching Honey's description during these years.

"Any information to help us track down Honey's final moments helps.”

Anyone with information on Honey is urged to contact the RSPCA Inspectorate via 1300 264 625 or via cruelty_complaints@rspca qld.org.au.



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