A poor dog has been found buried alive with a nail through its head in a disgusting act of inexplicable cruelty.
Two people stumbled across the gruesome sight in Kirkleatham woods in Redcar today.
Sadly the poor little dog believed to be a terrier crossbreed had to be put to sleep to end his suffering.
The couple heard the poor dog whimpering nearby and couple discovered a mound of earth and to their horror uncovered the dog, who was still alive and had a nail sticking out from between his eyes.
They called the police immediately, before rushing the dog to a nearby vets, who were left with no choice but to put the dog to sleep.
The RSPCA are now appealing for information in the hopes of tracking down whoever is responsible for the heinous crime.
RSPCA inspector Nick Jones said: “In all my ten years working for the RSPCA, I have never known anything so horrifying and inexplicably cruel.
“This is clearly a very deliberate act of cruelty and it’s inconceivable to think why somebody has done it to this poor little dog. It’s likely more than one person was involved in this act of horrific cruelty due to the force needed to inflict such an attack.
“He is a white male, scruffy-looking terrier type with a curly coat, possibly a Jack Russell or West Highland Terrier crossbreed, and aged around seven years old.
“I am urging anybody with any information no matter how small or who recognises this dog, to come forward and leave me a message in complete confidence on our inspector’s appeal line by calling 0300 123 8018.”