A two-year-old Welsh corgi is getting a lot of love from netizens after its owner posted photos of the badly injured dog.
The corgi, a small herd dog, was found with lacerations and fresh wounds by its owner last week.
A veterinarian later said the injuries were likely man-made, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday.
When the owner, surnamed Chan, posted photos of the dog on social media, netizens picked them up and quickly made them viral.
Chan also made a report to the police.
He said the incident might be related to an anonymous letter he received in December.
The sender asked him to keep the dog from making noise at night so people can sleep, Chan said.
He ignored the letter because the dog was always muzzled anyway and thought the complaint had nothing to do with his pet.
A spokesman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said owners of Welsh corgis should investigate if they make noises because they rarely bark.
If they do bark, they might be in pain or having discomfort.
He said people who have issues with pets should not take out their frustrations on the animals and instead bring the matter to the relevant authorities.
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