Stoke & Staffordshire

'Attacked' dead puppy found in Newcastle-under-Lyme bin

The puppy Image copyright RSPCA
Image caption The puppy was found in a communal bin

The body of a four-month-old puppy has been found dumped in a bin with a broken neck and leg.

It is thought the Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, who had blood on his neck and face and puncture wounds, had been attacked prior to its death.

He was found wrapped in fabric inside a Tommee Tippee bottle steamer box in a communal bin in Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Tuesday evening, the RSPCA said.

Officers are appealing for information after the "shocking discovery".

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The dog was not microchipped so an owner has not been traced.

RSPCA inspector John Groarke said: "The injuries point to the pup having a violent end to his life, possibly after being attacked by another dog."

Anyone with information could contact them in confidence, he added.

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