Appeal for information on Sheltie pup found dead in bag [Warning: upsetting images]


The RSPCA is appealing to the public for information after a 10-month-old Sheltie pup’s body was found in a plastic bag dumped beside a road in Kent.

A member of the public found the body of the pup in Meresborough Road in Rainham on Friday 9 April. They took the body to a local vet, who found the dog had suffered a significant trauma to the head. The vet immediately contacted the RSPCA

Inspector Kirsten Ormerod said, “The 10-month-old entire male Shetland sheepdog – or ‘Sheltie’ – was found tied up inside a white plastic bin bag and left beside the road. It must have been really shocking and upsetting for the member of public who found him like that.”

Body of the Sheltie pup

The dog has signs of a significant head trauma and the right side of his head was covered in blood,” she added.

The long-haired tricolour dog was wearing a black fabric collar which had no ID tag. He was microchipped, with his birth date recorded as 20 June 2020, but his chip was not registered to anyone.

There was however a passport number showing he was imported into the UK from Belgium in November 2020.

Ormerod said, “I’m very concerned about what happened to this poor pup and how he died. I’d like to hear from anyone with any information that may assist my investigation.

“Please call our inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave me a message.”


  1. So very sad for this little guy..I can’t begin to imagine .. poor baby! I hope they find the per=son who did this and punish him severely and painfully!


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