A family have been left devastated after finding their missing puppy dumped dead on their front lawn, covered in flies, blood and puncture wounds.
Jayde Buttriss had to explain to her three young daughters that their beloved 11-month-old mixed-breed dog Rambo was not coming home after being missing for two days.
Rambo was stolen from his back yard in Whalan, near Penrith in Sydney’s west on Tuesday. On Thursday the dog’s lifeless body was left dumped on the front lawn.
Ms Buttriss who had made an appeal on social media to have to 11-month-old puppy returned is devastated and is just glad one of her young daughters didn’t find the him.
‘My husband had to pick him up with a sheet,’ Ms Buttriss said.
Shocking photos show the dead dog lying on the grass outside the family home.
His fur was matted from ‘teeth marks where he bled’ according to the distraught mother-of-three.
The young mum believes her dog was used for bait and issued a warning on social media.
‘To the scum who used my precious fur boy as bait for your sick twisted f***s you are lucky my girls didn’t see him.
‘When I find you I swear to god I will torture you so bad you wished you never took your first breath in this world,’ she said.
The dog was taken from the family’s back yard at 11am on January 3, according to Ms Buttriss.
She found his body on January 5 and died he would have been dumped on the front lawn sometime between 2.30 and 9.30 am.
The family lost Rambo’s father last year.
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Family horrified to find the body of their missing puppy dumped in the front yard covered in blood and puncture wounds... and owner fears he was 'used as bait' in a dog fight