Wednesday, 11. December 2013 - 21:12
14. 09. 12. - 14:00
Animal rights protesters have called for police to collar the thugs who fitted this helpless dog with a cruel steel neck shackle that was slowly choking it to death.
The dog - found wandering the streets of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, northern China - is understood to have been sealed into the quarter-inch thick metal collar when it was younger.
"As the dog grew, the collar got tighter and tighter throttling the dog a little more each day," said one rescue worker.
Firefighters eventually cut the collar - which weighed more than a kilogram - off and the dog is now recovering in a refuge centre.
Police believe the pooch could been kept as a guard dog or working animal until its collar made it too difficult to keep.
"This cruelty has been brought to our attention and we are trying to find the culprits," said a police spokesman.
PM Milanovic surprises tourism industry with chemicals story
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has questioned the Croatian tourism strategy of keeping the Mediterranean "as it used to be" by offering to help in transport of deadly chemicals from Syria.
Peljesac bridge is best solution to connect the south of Croatia
Building of the Peljesac Bridge to connect the south of Croatia with the rest of the country could start in 2015.
Bad luck for Boban family
Retired football star Zvonimir Boban and his wife Leonarda were about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their marriage, but instead she has ended up in a hospital after he accidentally ran over her leg with a car.
Custody extended for Nadan Vidosevic
The president of the Croatian Economic Chamber, Nadan Vidosevic, has been ordered to stay in custody for another two months.
Croatia takes Tivoli Ecoresort as its base in Brazil
Croatian Football Federation has chosen Tivoli Ecoresort in Bahia region as a base for the national team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Former commander of Goli otok prison dies at 94
Former commander of notorious communist prison Goli otok in northern Adriatic has died.
Italian-Croatian association marks its 20th anniversary
The association used to send humanitarian aid to Croatia during the War for Independence and has later continued to develop relations between the two countries.
Cemetery employees steal gold from graves for 20 years
Fourteen employees of a cemetery and funeral service in Osijek, eastern Croatia, were sacked for stealing gold and jewellery from graves.
Electric Elephant returns to Tisno
Electric Elephant music festival has announced its seventh edition will take part in southern town of Tisno on the island of Murter from 10 to 14 July next year.
Niko Kovac to give the final list of World Cup team by 2 June
Croatian national football team coach Niko Kovac is expected to make his first broad list of players for World Cup in Brazil by 13 May.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Retired priest launches action to get religious education out of schools in Croatia|
|Croatia launches a petition to ban all the politicians|
|Croatia in a group with Brazil|
|French backed company takes over Zagreb Airport|
|Croatian Motorways officials offer resignation|