Body was wrapped in a green and white blanket

Wednesday 16 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru is investigating the suspicious death of a puppy whose body was found on a beach in Rhyl.

The light tan coloured Staffy cross puppy was found wrapped in a green and white patterned blanket by a member of the public on Saturday 5 October 2013 at the harbour end of the beach facing Butterton road.

After collecting the body, RSPCA inspector Tim Jones launched an investigation into the puppy’s death.

He said: “This puppy was between eight and ten weeks old and was very underweight and dehydrated before he died.

“At this stage we don’t know exactly what the cause of death was but we can’t rule out a deliberate act of cruelty. We urge anyone who has information to contact us immediately so we can find out exactly how  this poor puppy died”.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to to contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector Jones. Calls will be treated in confidence.

Causing an animal unnecessary suffering is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and carries a maximum sentence of up to six months custody and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

The RSPCA is only able to investigate instances like this thanks to donations from our  supporters. If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message)