£10,000 Reward Offered After Elmo the Dog Had Almost All His Bones Broken and Was Dumped in a Graveyard

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A heartbreaking case of cruelty has unfolded in Prenton, Merseyside. A small dog, named Elmo by rescue staff, was discovered abandoned in a cemetery with an extensive list of injuries.

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Almost every bone in his body had been broken over the course of several years, and he had been severely mistreated and neglected. Elmo’s injuries were so severe that he had to be humanely euthanized.

History has proved that people who are violent to animals go on to be violent to humans. Cases of cruelty to animals appear on the records of many serial rapists and murders, as people who enjoy harming others often start out by hurting animals who are unable to report or name their abuser.


We’re offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this heinous cruelty.

It’s imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act like this one take measures to find the culprits and bring them to justice. Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: they take their issues out on whomever is available to them – human or non-human – and must be caught before they act again.


The perpetrator may be inflicting prolonged torture on other animals right now. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

Photos: Courtesy of the  RSPCA


  • Amanda commented on January 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Sickened by the abuse poor Elmo suffered. Saddened he lost his life and didn’t feel loved. Disgusted with the human race on occasion… this is one occasion
    RIP little man

    • Julian commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      I agree.

  • Cecily Colloby commented on January 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    May whoever did this to Elmo burn in hell for eternity. RIP Elmo.

  • Valerie Reisenman commented on January 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Hi I understand that you are looking for information re Elmo in Birkenhead. I am just wondering if you are aware that aprox ,two years ago ,another dog of similar type was also found in that area .with terrible injuries ,it was in the local papers and had to be pts as well. that dog too was a complete mystery and noone was ever found. Could it be a puppy farm operating in that area .local rspca must have the details

  • Jackie commented on January 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I have cried so much at this I have two dogs and even when they have to go the vets it upsets me why wouldn’t anyone do this to a poor defenceless animal imagine the pain to just walk the toilet or even go the toilet somebody must know who this dog belonged to I really hope they catch them they deserve the same doing to them! Disgusting vile people #karma

  • B jones commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    This made me cry and I still feel sick….the person that did this doesn’t deserve to be called human…..it’s only people who inflict this kind of harm to others animals don’t do it to other animals. I hope they find whoever is responsible and he gets a punishment befitting the crime

  • Rhiannon Davy commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Vile people

  • roxanne commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Why on earth is this not publicised on the t.v news? Is it for fear of upsetting the public? What utter nonsense have you seen what is shown on American tv? We ate so soft face it we need stronger and harsher punishments for these evil people

  • Wendy Nash commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I hope & pray that the abuser of this poor, poor dog is caught. Someone must recognise this dog & know who he belonged to. Elmo is out of pain & out of danger now. It’s so sad to know that he had to die to be so. Let’s just hope that some other creature is not suffering like Elmo was at the hands of the monster who did this to him.

  • Patricia Theodorou commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    So utterly depressed that anyone could do such a thing. Am appalled at the cruelty “humans” are inflicting on people and animals.

  • Anne Green commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I totally agree about the abuse to poor Elmo whoever did this must be caught as they must be very dangerous. Good job offering a reward maybe someone may come forward I hope they do soon. At the very least it was good you found Elmo but a great pity he had to be PTS due to such horrendous injuries.

  • susan bray commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    OMG How could any human being be so cruel , May karma act swiftly on the scum who did this I have a small dog she hates being scolded if she does any thing wrong which is very rare, poor Elmo you did not deserve a life of such cruelty,May you now run free from your tormenters fly high little one xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Ewa Broda commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Find him and lock him away for good karma will do the rest

  • Silvia commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    What a sick bastard! Poor Elmo, it doesn’t bear thinking about how he must have suffered over the years – horrific! And then, after all that, the poor animal gets just thrown away! Humans are the pits, give me animals every time! Let’s hope that vile creature can be brought to justice. RIP little Elmo! xx

  • Belinda Pieterson commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Please find the perpetrators!!! Rest in peace precious Elmo!

  • ednablip commented on January 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Poor poor darling; no happy ending, hope he realised he was with friends at last.

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