RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a body of a dead dog was found near Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry.

The sad discovery was made by a member of the public yesterday [Thursday, 3 September] just inside the perimeter fence near the sports centre, and they then contacted the RSPCA.

Dog Queensferry  pic1 Sept15RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “The dog – a brindle, white staffy – had marks around his neck and muzzle. But the cause of death is unknown.

“The dog was microchipped and we were able to track down the owner who was understandably very upset.

“The dog – known as Denzil – had ran off on Wednesday and had been ok then.

“We just don’t know what happened to Denzil after that, so if anyone has any information please can they ring our inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”

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