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A Staffordshire bull terrier cross has been stabbed to death with a flick knife in a horrific incident in Southall.
The shocking broad daylight stabbing happened in an alleyway in the Havelock Estate near Swift Road at around 3pm on Thursday (March 2).
The dog, called Chaos, had gone over to sniff a group of six to eight youths before being attacked.
The pet suffered two fatal stab wounds to the body and died on his way to an animal hospital.
RSPCA deputy chief inspector Nicole Broster said: “This sounds like a very disturbing incident and a completely senseless attack on a defenceless animal and we are extremely concerned.”
The dog's owner waved down a passer-by after the attack who helped rush the dog to the RSPCA's Putney Animal Hospital, but Chaos died on the way.
The eight-year-old dog was often walked in the area and had been with his owner since he was a puppy.
Deputy Chief Inspector Broster has urged anyone with information about the stabbing to contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 123 8018.
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