Investigation launched after dying puppy dumped in children’s play area - The Evesham Observer

Investigation launched after dying puppy dumped in children’s play area

Evesham Editorial 16th Nov, 2017 Updated: 16th Nov, 2017   0

THE RSPCA has launched an investigation after a dying puppy was dumped in a children’s playground in a Vale village.

The tiny pup, thought to have been around just eight-weeks-old, was found by a member of the public last Wednesday lying on a pillow in a park in Littleton.

The member of the public then rushed the female Chihuahua cross Jack Russell puppy to the De Montfort Veterinary Hospital in Evesham.

“She was so cold, her temperature was reading 33 degrees, when the normal range is 37.5 – 39 degrees,” RSPCA inspector Thea Kerrison said.

“She had a fracture to her femur and clear abdominal bruising. The vet said she thought it was a recent injury as there was no swelling.

“Unfortunately, due to her condition and injuries she had to be put to sleep on welfare grounds.

The RSPCA has now launched an investigation and inspector Thea Kerrison is also appealing to anyone who recognises the dog to contact the animal welfare charity.

“Sadly she had no microchip so we don’t know who owned her or where she has come from,” she added.

“We have launched an investigation and I’d be keen to hear from anyone who may know where this little puppy came from or who saw anything suspicious in the area.

“Anyone with information that could help our investigation should call 0300 123 8018.”

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