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Facebook Tracks Down Dog Killer

A dog owner who killed his pet by tying him to a rock and leaving him to drown on a beach has been arrested by police after furious animal lovers tracked him down on Facebook.

A shocked dog walker in Huelva, Spain, found the tragic pooch's body in the sand at low tide and posted a snap on the social networking site asking followers to trace the culprit.

"Within days tens of thousands of people had seen the picture and one of them recognised the poor dog and called the police," said one pet owner.

Investigators say the dog's owner decided to drown his pet when he couldn't afford vet's fees to put him down humanely.

"Instead he tied the dog to a rock on the beach and left there to drown when the tide came in," said a police spokesman.

"A suspect is facing animal cruelty and abuse charges," added police.

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