Dead dog in dressing gown found in abandoned wheelie bin as RSPCA hunt owner

A dead dog has been found dumped in an abandoned wheelie bin.

The lurcher-pointer cross was found in a park in Nelson, Lancashire, by passers-by on Tuesday afternoon.

The young male dog – which was not microchippped – had been wrapped in a dressing gown, a blanket and curtains which were stained with blood, and left in the blue bin in Walverden Park, reports Lancs Live.

There was also a red suitcase dumped at the side of the bin with silver tape on it, which the RSPCA hope might help identify the tragic dog’s owner.

RSPCA inspectors don't yet know how the dog died, but due to the nature of how it was found, its death is being treated as suspicious.

Inspector Vicki McDonald said: “It was obviously very distressing for those people who made this horrific discovery.

“We don’t know how this poor dog died but the way the body was disposed of makes the incident seem highly suspicious, and I am keen to find out what has happened as this seems such a callous way to dump a beloved pet.”

Vicki is keen to hear from anyone who knows someone who had such a dog, and she believes some of the items left at the scene could help identify the person responsible.

“The dog was found in a blue bin with the number ‘51’ sprayed on in grey, so I am hoping to trace where this came from and find who may be missing a bin,” she said.

“He was also wrapped in a distinctive dressing gown as well as a baby blanket. I am hoping someone may know who these items belonged to as this suggests the dog may have come from a home where a young child or children live.

“There was also a red suitcase dumped at the side of the bin with silver tape on it which may help identify who owned this dog.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area before the discovery was made.”

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