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Appeal after dead dog found dumped in Wisbech

Appeal after dead dog found dumped in Wisbech

Published by KLFM
5:00am 10th February 2020.

The RSPCA want to hear from anyone with information on how a dog ended up dumped behind a warehouse in Wisbech.


The female Yorkshire terrier was found by a member of the public on Saturday 26th January, and was likely to have been dead for a couple of days, but it's thought she could've been left there up to two weeks earlier.

The dog's body was inside a small wooden kennel-type box behind a warehouse on farmland near the Wisbech Carpet Warehouse off Lynn Rd.

The dog was found dumped in a kennel-like box

The dog was between five and seven years old and wasn't microchipped.

Dead doggy
Her body was found with some blankets and a fleece-type jacket

Blankets and a fleece-type jacket were found inside the box with her and she was wearing a red collar which was attached to a lead, which was further attached to the front of the kennel by a chain.

The Yorkshire terrier was wearing a red collar attached to a lead - which was attached to kennel by a chain

RSPCA Inspector Justin Stubbs is investigating the incident:

“I am just horrified to think that this dog could have been in this kennel for a number of days alone, cold and hungry - no animal should be treated this way.

“This kennel was left in a remote location and at a place which is prone to fly-tipping so the chances of anyone ever finding the dog was almost nil.

“Yet despite this someone still decided to leave this poor dog here, words fail me - it’s heartbreaking.

“A witness said they believe the kennel could have been there for up to two weeks, but it was just thought to have been another fly-tipped item and there was nothing to indicate that there was an animal inside - it’s just truly heart-breaking.

“I really want to find the person responsible for leaving this dog, if they truly couldn’t cope then there are lots of charities they could have contacted first before making this decision.

"The dog never stood a chance having been left in such a remote location."

Anyone with any information is urged to call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Do you recognise this fleece-like top found with the dog?