The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses to an alleged attack on a dog in Clitheroe.
A Border Terrier-type dog is believed to have been kicked, thrown into a road and dropped off a bridge into a stream in Waterloo Road by a man just before 11 pm on the Saturday before Christmas, December 21st, in front of several people.
The female dog, described as tan and black with some white on her chest, was rescued and the RSPCA called.
RSPCA inspector Katherine Hamblin said: “The dog is now in RSPCA care, but we need anyone who saw this incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“This is reported to have happened on the Saturday night just before Christmas, obviously a very busy night, and we understand there may have been several people who witnessed it. Please call the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for me.”