BATTERED BOY: Samantha Partridge’s dog, Enzo, was believed to have been kidnapped and harmed.
BATTERED BOY: Samantha Partridge’s dog, Enzo, was believed to have been kidnapped and harmed. Contributed

QT readers fume at suspected dog fighting

A QT story about a suspected dog napping ring in the Brisbane Valley attracted widespread anger from Facebook followers.

Lowood mum Samantha Partridge believes her dog Enzo was taken from her property and used for fighting before being returned about an hour later - covered in bite and strangulation marks.

Other residents have since complained of similar incidents.

Fellow dog owner Tamara Murphy also believes her two dogs, Max, a bullmastiff cross, and Boof, a boxer, were abducted from her Esk home and harmed.

On Facebook this week, reader Dave Min claimed he'd seen a similar thing happen years ago: "They use dogs for fighting, the same sort of thing happened to me years ago and I too got my dog back.

"He had scars all over him from fights but still strong and very healthy when I got him back.

Colleen Vieritz Hickson added: "Everything is happeneing in Lowood lately. It's shocking and scary at the same time for everyone."

Janine Cocard was a bit more extreme in her opinion on the subject: "I would kill these scum bags, no remorse at all."

Rochelle Carpenter was of a similar view: "Some people really are oxygen thieves and make your blood boil.

"I will never comprehend why these sickos do this and think it's ok. I'd love a few minutes with them."

Denis Curry added: "Some people are real scum. They need to be found and punished - no excuse for that."

The RSPCA said while it had heard reports of dog fighting rings from time to time, it had been unable to confirm the existence of such an operation in the Brisbane Valley region.

Anyone who has any evidence that a dog fighting ring exists should contact the RSPCA on 3426 9928.

Eugene Lawler suggested more could be done the track the movement of missing dogs. "Can they do micro chip checks of where dogs might have been? Looks like dog fighting syndicates. They beat the dogs to make them aggressive to fight.

"So cruel and totally inhumane towards these beautiful dogs."

Aleisha Wormald said: "Would be good if you could put tracking devices in microchips, then know where they went and sound the alarm if they go outside a set area."

A Lowood mum is searching for answers after her two-year-old dog went missing from its secure yard, then later returned with strangulation marks and other worrying injuries: http://ow.ly/TVtJi

Posted by QT - The Queensland Times on Wednesday, October 28, 2015


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