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The RSPCA is appealing for information after the decomposed body of a dead puppy was found with a fabric pet carrier and a white dog teddy bear in Arnold.
The body was found on July 6 on a footpath on the old railway line off Arnold Road.
The body of the puppy was so decomposed it is thought it may have been dead for a number of days if not weeks.
RSPCA inspector Teresa Potter said: “It is upsetting to find the body of an animal disposed of in this way. The dog’s body is so decomposed that we can not establish what breed, age or sex they might have been and it is not possible to see a possible cause of death.
“It’s also not known if the puppy had originally been inside the bag, which was a black fabric pet carrier. Also at the scene was a white towel and a white dog teddy bear.
“There were no obvious signs of injuries to the body and the puppy had not been microchipped.
“I am keen to find out more about this dog including how the body came to be dumped here. Anyone with information can contact me in complete confidence on our inspector appeal line by calling 0300 123 8018.”
The RSPCA has this summer launched it’s Cancel Out Cruelty campaign, to find out more and help us continue to rescue animals in need, visit www.rspca.org.uk/stopcruelty.