The RSPCA has warned dog owners to be vigilant following reports of more missing dogs.
RSPCA Hunter shelter manager Samantha Shanahan said reports of missing dogs should prompt owners to secure their pets.
“People think their fences are secure until they find a small hole,” she said.
“Dogs can jump over [1.5 metre] fences and people should lock their gates.
“If anyone has any information that confirms illegal dog fighting rings exist they can call our hotline 1300 CRUELTY and our rangers will investigate.”
Tank the bulldog went missing and was found dead at Farley, with an autopsy ruling out foul play.
Tank’s owner Amy Cole said his death might not be suspicious but his disappearance from their Rutherford home on June 8 was.
“Since updating the Tank Facebook page a few people have suggested Tank was not stolen,” she said.
“I am very upset by this.”
Mrs Shanahan said there was a degree of hysteria concerning missing dogs at present.
“While we have seen the odd cut on dogs there is nothing conclusive to say it is a result of illegal dog fighting,” she said.
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