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    ***Warning*** this may make you cry... It made me cry. Aussie Floyd, I know how passionate you are about your staffies, so take care reading this.

    On the news a week or two ago was a story about a staffordshire named Boof that had been abused. He had had his legs smashed against a pole,had then twisted together in an attempt to break them, was beaten, kicked, thrown down stairs... Well, I wont go into any more details, I just cant bear it... He was then tied, by a 30KG Chain, had it wrapped around his neck, tied to some bricks and left in the sun, no food or water. Boof only weighed 25Kgs Himself. He was forced to stand, because he didnt feel comfortable lying down around his so called 'owner'. his neighbour saw this happening, and as the 'owner' had a gun, waited until he left the house, then grabbed the dog and took him to the RSPCA. Boof has survived, and believe it or not, still loves humans. It goes to show that dogs really are the most forgiving animals on earth. The 'owner' of Boof has fled to SA, and there is a huge manhunt on for him. He Will serve a life sentence when they find him. If you have heard of a man doing this near you, please contact the cops.

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    Unfortunately, in rescue we see similar stories far to often. I live in hope this guy would be prosercuted, but even if he is, there won't be much penance, certainly not life in goal I sadly assure you
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    I read that story a little while ago but I thought the dog was a bull mastiff.
    It's horrible to think someone could do such a thing.

    edit to add I found an old thread from when the story came out but the link in it is too old to come up. I think this may be the story your talking about

    Boof rescued from life on chain gang
    Ben Blomfield

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    © The Cairns Post



    THE RSPCA is hunting the owner of a bullmastiff-cross who allegedly left the dog to die in summer heat with a 30kg chain wrapped around its neck after beating it with a steel bar, punching it and trying to break its legs.


    Neighbours say two-year-old Boof was also kicked and stomped on by its Mareeba owner during two days of torture before they called authorities.

    Neighbour Gordon Shelton said that after he saw the dog being "jumped on" he waited until the owner went to work, retrieved the animal and called the RSPCA.

    "I witnessed the next door neighbour beating the dog with steel or a metal pole. He was laying into him fairly well," he said.

    "The next morning I heard the dog howling and saw him physically punching the dog and he had one leg crossed over the other and he was pulling at them trying to break them.

    "Once the dog was on the ground he started stomping on it very badly and at that stage I yelled ‘Cut it out’.

    Animal cruelty inspectors arrived shortly after and found a large industrial chain around the dog’s neck which was tied to two concrete building blocks, weighing 50kg in total.

    The dog was struggling to stand during 31C heat.

    RSPCA Far Northern regional inspector Cameron Buswell believed the man had fled Queensland and said Boof would have died if left in his condition.

    "It was a death sentence … the temperatures on that day were around 27C and 31C and a dog would perish after a few hours," he said.

    "Its organs would shut down and it would have been a slow miserable death." The RSPCA has now publicly released information on the case in a desperate bid for information on the man’s whereabouts.

    The man is also wanted by police for questioning in relation to another matter.

    The RSPCA wants to slap four charges of cruelty and duty of care breaches on the man, believed to be aged 30, after they seized the dog.

    If found he could face up to $130,000 in fines or up to three years in jail.

    The man was last seen last week but sources close to him say he is now believed to be in South Australia, having left his job at a local chicken processing plant.

    Boof was the 14th Far Northern cruelty case or complaint made to the RSPCA already this year.

    It’s a horror start to the year for the Tablelands Regional Council area, after having to put down about 20 cats and dogs a month in 2009 for disease or injury from
    maltreatment.

    Boof has been recovering at the Cairns RSPCA shelter at Stratford and has become one of the refuge’s favourite residents.

    "He’s a very nice-natured dog and everyone at the shelter is falling in love with him," Mr Buswell said.

    Boof can’t be adopted yet, but carers hope to find him a home in the next few months.
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    Nah, staffy. it ws up here in cairns.

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    Well that is odd. Are you telling me that in cairns there was also a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was put through the same horror as the Bull-Mastiff X that we already know about? In exactly the same way? Interesting...

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    The dog they showed in the picture sure looked life a mastiff x to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    The dog they showed in the picture sure looked life a mastiff x to me...
    Well, it was a Mastiff X. Even named Boof and all. I'll say it again...interesting...

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    also...25 kg for a staffy is HEAVY and considering he was supposed to be underweight...then he is not a staffy!

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    Boxerini, I am going to assume you have made a genuine mistake. Now unless you can prove to me that there were TWO dogs (one a Bull Mastiff X and the other a Staffordshire Bull Terrier) who went through exactly the same turmoil, and even had exactly the same name, then I will apologise to you for my mistake.

    Because I would hate to think in any way that this thread was instigated and/or designed to upset a particular member. Besides, you would have done that already by spelling the word Staffy incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Boxerini, I am going to assume you have made a genuine mistake. Now unless you can prove to me that there were TWO dogs (one a Bull Mastiff X and the other a Staffordshire Bull Terrier) who went through exactly the same turmoil, and even had exactly the same name, then I will apologise to you for my mistake.

    Because I would hate to think in any way that this thread was instigated and/or designed to upset a particular member. Besides, you would have done that already by spelling the word Staffy incorrectly.
    Nah...just using "staffy" would do it...

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