A RSPCA animal cruelty officer was moved to tears on Thursday afternoon after the discovery of a dead puppy found in a cage along a side road near Doncaster Sheffield Airport in South Yorkshire, England. According to a RSPCA news release, a cyclist found the eight-month-old Staffordshire terrier’s body surrounded by rotting human food which had been pushed through the bars or thrown into the crate.
Someone had stuffed in rotting bread, chips, chicken nuggets and meatballs.
“It’s very distressing to think about what this poor pup went through in his short life,” stated Inspector Jordan. “He’s obviously been badly neglected and suffering for a long time, but, if he was still alive which I believe he probably was – to be abandoned like this and die alone in this crate on the side of a road is heartbreaking.”
The rusty crate was filthy, and the puppy had been covered in fresh feces. A piece of foam was inside of the crate; possibly this had been the bed and the horrible living quarters of this poor pup for weeks. His microchip traces his birth in February back to a breeder in Pontefract who said the puppy was sold in April. Inspector Jordan expressed her distress in tears, thinking about what the poor puppy had to have gone through in such a short, dismal life.
Anyone with any information about who owned him, or who saw anything at all that might help to find justice for a poor puppy is asked to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line at 0300 1234 8018. To help the RSPCA continue investigating incidents like this please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give.
(Photos via the RSPCA)
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