The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead Chihuahua puppy was discovered by a member of the public in Manor Road, Kempston Hardwick, in Bedfordshire, at around midday on Monday 24 February.
The body of the puppy, a female, was wrapped in a greyish-cream blanket and a black bin bag. A supermarket shopping basket was placed upside down to cover her. She was not microchipped. The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone who might recognise her, or have any kind of information as to what may have happened to her, to come forward.
RSPCA Inspector Stephen Reeves, who is now investigating, said, “This must have been a very distressing discovery for the member of the public who found this poor puppy and took her to the vets.
“An examination at the vets showed that the young Chihuahua had lots of abdominal bruising and a possible broken neck. We are very keen to find out what happened to this poor dog and how her body came to be dumped in this way.
“At this stage, the circumstances of the dog’s death are unclear but her physical injuries do not appear to be consistent with an RTC [Road Traffic Collision].
“I am appealing for anyone who might have information which could help with our enquiries to please contact us on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”
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