The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found stuffed in a bag that had washed up on a beach in Blackpool. It’s not known whether she was dead when she was put into the bag, and into the water, or not.


The bag was spotted by police on the beach opposite Red Bank Road, Bispham, Blackpool at around 3.30pm on Thursday 27 February. When they opened it they found the female black and tan German Shepherd cross breed dog and contacted the RSPCA.Dead dog © RSPCA


RSPCA inspector Mandi Taylor said: “She was clearly an elderly dog and had a small lump or growth on her left hind leg around the size of a fifty pence piece. Her nails were overgrown on all four feet and her teeth were rotten.


“She hadn’t suffered any visable injuries, and she didn’t appear to have been in the water long so we think someone in the area may recognise her or indeed the bag that she was dumped in.


“Sadly, as she wasn’t microchipped, there is no way of tracing her owners at the moment.”


The bag was a large blue holdall with red handles and the word ‘Mobil’ in red, blue and white on a side pocket. A name plate above the logo had been torn off.


Dead dog found in bag © RSPCAInspector Taylor said: “The holdall is distinctive and I am hopeful that someone will know who the owner of this dog is and will get in touch. I am deeply concerned about what happened to her.”


Anyone with any information is urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for RSPCA inspector Taylor.


To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).