RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a heavily pregnant dog was found in a Newport park.

A dog walker discovered the dog – a Beagle/Bassett type dog – in a secluded part of Tredegar Park and took her to a vet.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Gemma Black said: “She was heavily pregnant and was in a collapsed state. She was dehydrated and in terribly poor condition when she arrived at the vets.

“The vets believed she had been struggling with labour for so long this has resulted in her being so unwell.

“Unfortunately the pups had all died and at the vets while they were trying to stabilise her condition she sadly passed away.

Dog appeal“She was a beautiful dog and I hope someone will recognise her so that maybe we can find the owner, who may well be worried and searching for her. Unfortunately she wasn’t microchipped so we can’t identify who she belongs to.”

Anyone who may have information about this dog should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home. It is also important to register the chip with a national database and update your contact details if you move or change phone number. More information can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/microchipping

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).