Dog Stabbed In Shocking Act And 'Left To Die'

A dog may never fully recover after being stabbed out the front of a home in Victoria.

Bear, a good-natured German Shepard that's like "a child" to his owner, suffered wounds to his head and front leg, denting his skull and severing a tendon.

His owner, Damien Browne, arrived at his Mornington Peninsula home just after midnight on September 29 -- AFL Grand Final Day -- to find blood everywhere and a terrified dog.

"There was blood all over the front of the property," he told Ten Eyewitness News, writing on Facebook that it looked like "a murder scene".

Owner Damien Browne pointing out where the he saw the blood. Photo: Ten Eyewitness News.

Thinking his dog had been hit by a car, Browne rushed Bear to an emergency vet. After examining his injuries, vets noted that it was a "very sharp object" that had caused them.

"He was struck with such force on the forehead that it sliced his head open and left an indentation in his skull," said Browne on Facebook.

"He was also stabbed in the left foreleg. It was so deep it cut through the tricep tendon and muscle, all the way to the bone.

"He was then left to die."

Bear had to undergo surgery for his injuries. Brown said his dog may never fully recover the injuries or psychological trauma.

Bear was required to wear a cone following surgery. Photo: Ten Eyewitness News.

Witnesses told police they saw two men in a car pull up to the property and attack Bear.

"Police are asking anyone else in the area on that night, in Capel Sound, around midnight on Grand Final Day, to come forward and call Crime Stoppers," said constable Scott Loudon.

You can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

Contact the author: abrucesmith@networkten.com.au

Photo: Facebook.