A Gatton woman has told The Chronicle how she found her pet dog hanging from her fence on Friday.
She said that she was away from her home for around three hours only to return to find the dog deceased and left hanging.
The dog was a part of the family for more than four years and they have been left devastated by the loss and brutality of the death.
She believed a star picket driver was used to bash the four-year-old male staffy, and his body hung on the picket by his collar.
Police investigations continue while to owner of the dog has asked for anyone with any information to please come forward.