RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after four dead newborn puppies were found on Rhos Mountain, Wrexham.

The puppies were found on Plas Drain Road on Wednesday 4 May at 7pm by a passer-by. They still had their umbilical cords attached.

Wrexham puppies May16RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “This was a very sad call to receive.

“It looks like these puppies were dumped, but we don’t know if they were already dead or had been alive when they had been left.

“They were so young they still had their umbilical cords attached. They look like springer spaniel type puppies.

“There were no injuries or marks on them so we don’t know what happened to them and we are appealing for information to try and find out what happened. What ever happened it is heartbreaking.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

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