Dog tied up with own lead and thrown in river

Animal welfare officials are trying to trace the owner of a dog which was tied up and thrown in a river in Lancashire.

The bull terrier-type dog was found with its legs bound by its own lead on the banks of the Lune estuary, in the Snatchems area of Morecambe.

Lancaster City Council said its legs had been tied with its own lead before being thrown in the water.

The animal had no identity tag or chip so the authority's dog warden service is appealing for help to identify it.

The RSPCA has been notified about the death of the dog, which was found on 19 February.

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