Hunt on for killer of elderly Qld pooch

Tracey Ferrier
AAP

A callous attacker has used a towel to kill a Brisbane family's 17-year-old dog, Scruffy.

Owners found their beloved Maltese terrier dead when they returned to their Bardon home on Friday. A towel had been tied around Scruffy's neck, and then bound to a plant at the back of the property.

Police are seeking public help to find whoever killed the dog between 10.30am and 3pm on Friday.