They have since arrested a 31-year-old woman and 32-year-old man, who was not named, on suspicion of animal cruelty. It’s unknown at this time whether or not these people were her previous owners.
Although an arrest was made, police are still asking the public for any information that they may know about the woman or this incident, including if there were more people involved.
“This was an evil and nasty thing to do to this poor dog and we are making every effort to find out who is responsible,” PC Adam Pace, from Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement. “We are lucky that the kind member of the public found and rescued her.”
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UPDATE: Woman arrested after dog found drowning in River TrentA 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty offences after a dog was found drowning in the River Trent this morning.The Belgian Shepherd, whose registered microchip name is Bella, was spotted in the water and dragged to safety by a woman near Long Lane, Farndon, at around 8.45am today (Monday 6 January). She had a carrier bag containing a large rock tied to her lead when she was found.The dog is now recovering at a local vet and has been eating.PC Adam Pace, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Whilst we have made an arrest we are still appealing for information about the circumstances of the incident, including how many people were involved. "We are lucky that the kind member of the public found and rescued her. Whilst the dog is still quite poorly she has been showing some encouraging signs by eating so hopefully she will be on the mend. "If you saw anything, or have CCTV or dash-cam footage in the area, please get in touch on 101, quoting incident number 103 of 6 January 2020."* Please be aware this is now an active police investigation and people must be careful what they post online as anything that reveals details of the investigation or those involved could be in contempt of court and it could be harmful to the investigation.
Posted by Nottinghamshire Police on Monday, January 6, 2020