This poor dog which had a five-centimetre nail rammed into its head after a 12-year-old boy reportedly hit the pooch with a piece of wood has died.
Volunteers from the Association for Animal Protection of Novi Sad (SPANS) found and rescued the female dog named Kaja in the city of Novi Sad in the province of Vojvodina in northern Serbia.
The volunteers went to the scene after receiving information about the pooch from an unnamed female resident and the dog was then found and taken to a vet.
Images show the head of a nail in the dog’s skull and an x-ray shows how the five-centimetre (two-inch) nail went through the poor animal’s cranium and into its brain.
Credit: Newsflash/Udruzenje za zastitu zivotinja Novi Sad-SPANS
After taking it to the vet, they discovered that the 10-year-old dog had been micro-chipped and they contacted its female owner.
The owner said the dog had gone out the day before the incident but they had expected it to return eventually. They said it was not unusual for the pooch to leave the house alone.
The dog had a five-centimetre nail stuck in its head and after its condition was stabilised an operation to remove the nail was performed.
However, the dog died soon after the surgery.
The case was previously reported to the police and they are said to have found the suspect, an unnamed 12-year-old boy.
A conversation was held with him and his guardian – his grandmother – and he was released as he is not yet over the age of criminal responsibility and is still a minor.
Reports state the boy is suspected of inflicting the damage by hitting the dog with a piece of old wood containing the nail.
The animal protection organisation has shared the last video of the dog lying on its bed with the caption: “Today when this footage was taken, we didn’t know it was going to be the last. Kaja is gone.”
They wrote on their page: “We sent a request to the authorities to hire all professional services that could work with the child so something like this never happens again.
“The investigation has not been officially completed yet, we will monitor its course and, if necessary, address the authorities again.”
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Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
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