Dog buried alive in France sparks social media outrage

Online petition calling for owner to receive 'maximum sentence'

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Dog buried alive in France sparks social media outrage


A dog has been rescued after being tied up and buried alive in France.

Passerby Pedro Dinis came across the shocking scene while walking his own dog on waste ground in Carrieres-sur-Seine, near Paris.

Mr Dinis was walking his dog Goddess when he found the Dogue de Bordeaux, a distinguished breed of French mastiff, covered in gravel and soil.

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He shared the distressing pictures on Facebook and said that only the dog's head was visible when he first found her.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media outrage

The Mirror reports that police sources told AFP the dog was surrounded by stones, which may have been thrown at her.

Her lead was also attached to a sack of gravel in a further bid to prevent her escaping.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media outrage

The dog is said to be more than 10 years old and was taken for medical treatment after being described as "shocked and dehydrated".

According to the Evening Standard, the 21-year-old owner of the dog was tracked down and has been arrested. He claims he is not the culprit and the dog was either stolen or ran away.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media outrage

However, according to the Daily Telegraph, investigators said: "The dog is more than 10 years old and suffers from arthritis. It's difficult to imagine her running away."

The owner faces charges of animal cruelty, which could see him receive two years in prison and a £25,000 fine.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media outrage

A petition calling for the owner to receive the maximum punishment has already been started online.


It reads: "By this petition, we ask the maximum penalty against this act of cruelty to an animal. This judgment sets an example and that the animal is finally considered as it should to be.

"We also ask that person to be remanded in custody awaiting trial."


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