A six-month-old puppy has died after being sexually abused in Chile.
The dog, named Weichafe, was found after the sickening attack last Saturday, but his injuries were too severe for medics to save his life.
It happened in the Azapa valley in Arica, in the north of the Latin American country.
Doctors gave him anti-inflammatory medication, antibiotics and other painkillers, but he did not survive the shocking ordeal.
Weichafe had been transferred to the Limari Veterinary Hospital, where Dr Claudia Concha said: “This little animal had quite a few rectal lacerations with wounds also at the base of the tail.”
Dr Concha added: “X-rays were taken that show an increase in the rectal part, which corroborates that there was a violation.”
Angie Lemo, president of the animal group ACSA, said that a criminal investigation is underway.
On her Facebook account, Ms Lemo wrote: “Weichafe the baby warrior has passed away. His little body did not resist anymore.
“One more little angel that crosses the rainbow, today you are next to God, beautiful baby.
“We can only thank the entire community for their prayers, collaboration and their good positive energies so that Weichafe would stay alive, we feel a lot of sadness. I only ask God for justice.”
The outraged residents said goodbye to Weichafe amid tears and white balloons and a priest held a farewell mass in the streets of the neighborhood.
One of the neighbours said through tears: “It is outrageous, it is filthy, it is dirty, it is bad.
“I am very sorry and very angry because I know that justice is useless and (Weichafe) is one more innocent who dies because of one cruel person.”