DOTING schoolgirl April Alderton hugs her cute new puppy - horrifically STAMPED to death days later by hoodies.
The vile young savages killed the defenceless Jack Russell called Sandy as she ran up to them wagging her tail.
Tearful April, 15, had carried the ten-week-old pet into a park and put her down to tuck her trouser leg in her boot.
She screamed as one of the three thugs stomped on the fragile pup's head.
They scarpered laughing as the sobbing youngster tried to give the dying pet the kiss of life in her home town of St Neots, Cambs.
Frantic April scooped her up and ran to a nearby vet's. But Sandy died of a crushed skull. April said yesterday as an anonymous pet-lover posted a £200 reward for the killers' capture: "It was devastating.
"Sandy wandered over to three boys wagging her tail. One of them just put his foot out and trampled on her head."
April was given the pup as a therapy aid in her battle with attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity.
Mum Loretta, 45, said of the killing in the town's Priory Park: "It is unbelievable." Gran Norma, 72, said: "Sandy was so tiny she could fit in a coffee cup."
Police are hunting the sick yobs.
RSPCA inspector Cherry Evans said: "This is a shocking incident."What sick twunt could do such a thing