According to police, the 17-year-old dog had been attacked my an unknown person who had taken a towel, tied one round Scruffy’s neck and the other to a plant before leaving the dog to perish.
It is thought poor Scruffy was attacked sometimes between 10.30am and 3.00pm.
Queensland police are now hunting for the person who committed the attack, which they describe as ‘sickening’.
Police are appealing for information. If you know anything that might help please contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.