A DEAD goat with its tongue cut out has been found in a Hampshire street.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after making the discover in Cunningham Gardens, Bursledon, on Sunday.

Officers working for the charity believe that the male goat suffered before he died.

RSPCA inspector Tina Ward said: "Sadly this poor chap suffered terribly before he died, as can be seen from the distressing photos.


PICTURE: The goat was discovered by a member of the public.

"He was clearly down on the ground, unable to get up, for a good while because he had a sore on his chest bone.

"His hoofs were really long one especially so and curled.

"He also appears to have had his tongue cut out. There were no wounds to show how he died but we suspect it was a broken neck.

"I’m really keen to speak to the owner to find out why he was left to suffer like this.

"Unfortunately the goat doesn’t have ear tags and doesn't appear to have ever had them so we’ve been unable to establish where he has come from.

“If anyone thinks they may know who this goat belonged to then we would ask them to get in touch with us by calling our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”