Search for greyhounds thrown from van in Kettering

Police officers have joined a search to find two greyhounds which were reportedly thrown from a van on a busy Northamptonshire road.

Witnesses said the dogs were dumped from a moving green and yellow transit van on the A43 southbound between Kettering and Broughton on 31 December.

The animals were seen limping into woods and have not been seen since.

Officers from the Kettering Rural Safer Community Team urged anyone with information to come forward.

The dogs, one of which had three legs, had apparently been tied at the neck.

More than 1,000 people have so far joined a campaign page on Facebook, called the Missing Greyhounds Co-ordination Group, to help find the dogs.

Petrina Alderman, who runs Northamptonshire Animals Needing Nurturing and Adoption (NANNA) in Irthlingborough, is among those who have joined the group.

She said: "At this stage we aren't sure why they were dumped, we don't want to assume anything."

A group organised through the campaign has searched the wood and has plans to search from Moulton to Sywell.

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