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Four dead puppies dumped in Luton park

Four dead puppies have been found dumped in a Bedfordshire park.

The RSPCA said it believed the animals, which were a bull breed type, belonged to an owner who could not afford to look after them.

RSPCA inspector Peter Warne said: "It is very concerning a minority of people... think that they can breed puppies and then make a quick profit."

The charity is appealing for details about the puppies, which were found on 7 July at Avenue Grimaldi in Luton.

'Cannot afford'

Mr Warne said: "This is once again a very sad incident and it is horrible to think that these puppies suffered a tragic death.

"But in this current climate, many people are not keen to take on the responsibility of a pet and then the breeder is left with animals that he cannot afford to keep himself.

"Sadly it appears they are just disposed of, without any thought for the animal.

People found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal could face a maximum six-month prison sentence and/or a £20,000 fine.

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