A spokesman from the RSPCA said the drowning of a puppy in a crab pot is being investigated.
A spokesman from the RSPCA said the drowning of a puppy in a crab pot is being investigated. MICHAEL PETTIGREW

SHOCK PIC: Heartless animal abuser drowns pup in a crab pot

THE RSPCA is launching a full investigation into a family's disturbing find of a dead puppy inside one of their crab pots.

The family made the distressing discovery on Sunday morning when they found the dead puppy in a crab pot at Rubyanna Creek, near Strathdees Boat Ramp in the Bundaberg area.

The crab pots had been placed in the water on Saturday afternoon and it was between 8.30am and 9am the next day when they found the puppy.

DISTRESSING FIND: The puppy was found dead in a crab pot on Sunday morning.
DISTRESSING FIND: The puppy was found dead in a crab pot on Sunday morning.

A woman, who the NewsMail have chosen not to name, posted on social media about her family's shocking find.

"Was a terrible, sad thing to (see) how many crabs were in and to get a drowned puppy … so sad and utterly disgusted."

A spokesman from the RSPCA said a report had been submitted and they would be launching a full investigation.

The RSPCA urged anyone with any information to call 1300 ANIMAL.