RSPCA appeals for information after dead Chihuahua puppy discovered in Kempston Hardwick  Image By Balint Radu AdobeStock_82651535 [Converted]

Young female Chihuahua puppy found wrapped in a blanket and a bin bag

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead Chihuahua puppy was found on the side of the road. The puppy was discovered by a member of the public in Manor Road, Kempston Hardwick in Bedfordshire.

The female puppy’s body was wrapped in a greyish cream blanket and a black bin bag with a supermarket shopping basket placed upside down to cover her. The RSPCA did supply an image, but the Chronicle has chosen not to share it. 

The dog, which was not microchipped, was found on Monday, 24 February 2020, at around midday.

RSPCA Inspector Stephen Reeves, who is now investigating, said:

“This must have been a very distressing discovery for the member of the public who found this poor puppy and took her to the vets. An examination at the vets showed that the young Chihuahua had lots of abdominal bruising and a possible broken neck.

“We are very keen to find out what happened to this poor dog and how her body came to be dumped in this way.

“At this stage, the circumstances of the dog’s death are unclear but her physical injuries do not appear to be consistent with an RTC.

“I am appealing for anyone who might have information which could help with our enquiries to please contact us on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit its website or call its donation line on 0300 123 8181.