A PET, missing from her home for three months’, may have been used as bait to train savage fighting dogs.

Beloved family pet Willow - a terrier cross - turned up after a homeowner found the terrified dog dumped in a garden in Church Road, Basildon.
She was covered in nasty wounds and cuts.

Willow went missing from the garden of her owners' home in Hinckfield Place, Basildon in June.