Happy and safe, the Border Collie stabbed 13 times and left to bleed to death in the gutter


Safe and well: Five-year-old Border Collie Bonnie plays with RSPCA worker Tracey Hutchins in Leicester after making a recovery from the attack

A Border Collie was back to her playful self today after recovering from a sickening attack in which she was stabbed 13 times and left for dead in the gutter.

Cute five-year-old Bonnie was left looking like a 'patchwork quilt' after the savage attack which has been described as the 'worst case of animal cruelty' seen by the animal care centre that took her in.

Bonnie was found in a street drenched in blood following the heartless stabbing in Daventry, Northamptonshire, last week.

Painful: Bonnie was stabbed 13 times and left to die in the street last week before a passer-by called the RSPCA who were able to perform surgery

After a member of the public alerted the RSPCA to the badly injured dog, she is now recovering in Leicester following emergency surgery.

Lisa Smith, manager of the charity's Woodside Animal Care Centre, said it was the worst case of cruelty she has seen in the 11 years she has worked there.

'Bonnie had knife wounds ranging from half a centimetre to three centimetres all over her body,' said Ms Smith.

'She was in an awful mess and is hugely lucky to be alive.

'She's still a bit traumatised and she's not been eating properly, but it's not surprising as she's been through such an ordeal,' she added.

Ms Smith said that if it hadn't been for the person who phoned the RSPCA she would have died.

'She's going to need to go to someone who can help with her rehabilitation and who can help her regain her trust in people.

'She is nervous but once you get her out of the kennel she likes to cuddle and wants to get close. She's a lovely dog.'

RSPCA inspector Sue Haywood said: 'We're still investigating who caused these injuries. No-one has been charged.

'We didn't think she was going to make it but luckily she pulled through.

'It's so shocking that someone could do such a thing.' Anyone with information about what happened to Bonnie can contact the RSPCA.

source: dailymail