Battered and bruised puppy finds a loving new home
A puppy who was brutally hit, kicked and stamped on by her cruel owner after she chewed the TV remote controller has been found a loving new home.
Kia, an 11-month-old American bull type dog, was left with injuries to her face and eyes after the vicious attack in Rochdale.
A witness said they heard her yelping and heard a man shouting at Kia, before hitting her in the face, stamping on her and picking something up from the ground and hitting her twice in the head with it - all because she allegedly chewed the remote control for the TV.
A nervous and badly injured Kia was rescued from the violent home and taken into the care of the RSPCA's Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.
She had injuries to her head and face, both of her eyes were red and bloodshot and there was a cut above her left eye.
Vets discovered bruising to her face, mouth, chin, neck and ears and she also had a fractured tooth.
She was treated at the hospital where she stayed for two nights before being transferred to the RSPCA Preston branch.
Inspector Beth Fazackerley, who investigated this incident, said: 'Poor Kia was subjected to blunt force trauma by her previous owner which left her with nasty facial injuries.
'Despite everything she had been through, even though she was clearly scared from the way she cowered before the vets, she showed no sign of aggression and was lovely and friendly towards me and the staff at the hospital.
'She must have known we were there to help her!'
After being rehabilitated, Kia was later rehomed to Emily and Seth Snape-Gormley and their two children Soren, five, and Saben, two in Lancashire.
She was initially fostered by the family but they soon fell in love with her and adopted her in July last year.
The RSPCA says it has seen a rise in cruelty cases like this following an increase in pet ownership during lockdown.