The RSPCA is investigating the "horrific discovery" of a dead pup in Wesham, near Preston. The four-months-old pup, believed to be a collie cross, was found tied up inside the wooden 2mx2m kennel and dumped on Fleetwood Road in Wesham, near Preston, on Sunday 3 July. Along with the dead puppy, police found a blue lead, a bowl of rice, a water bowl, water in a sealed bottle and sawdust.
RSPCA inspector Sarah Hayland said, “This is a horrific incident. We do not think the dog had been dead for very long when he was found inside the kennel. We do not know where this dog came from or if he was alive or dead when he was so cruelly dumped inside that kennel. He had been tied up inside with a 2metre long metal chain."
The door to the kennel, found in the middle of a country lane by a member of the public, had been intentionally boarded up with planks of wood.
"He was underweight when we found him but at the moment we do not know how he died," Sarah said. "It is harrowing to think what he might’ve gone through. We would ask that anyone who has any information about where he came from or how he got on to the lane in this state to contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA Inspectorate Appeal Line on 0300 123 8018.
Images by RSPCA.