The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog with suspected stab wounds was found in Birmingham.

The seven-month-old brindle and white female Staffordshire bull terrier was found by members of the public on Saturday (9 April) in Walkers Heath Park, off Druids Lane, in Druids Heath.

On examination, she was found to have two suspected stab wounds to the chest and a fractured left hind leg. She was not microchipped and was not wearing a collar.

RSPCA inspector Jonathan Ratcliffe, who is investigating the case, said: “This is a shocking incident which was distressing for the members of the public who found this poor dog.

“Whether she died before being dumped or died in the spot where she was found, we do not know, but it is likely that she suffered before her death.

“I am urging anyone with any information to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3. (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message.)