The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in a small pond in Birmingham.

The dog – a medium-sized light brown crossbreed, possibly a terrier – was found in the garden pond at a residential home in Chester Road, Erdington, on Sunday 10 July.

The dog’s foot appeared to be missing and it is thought that the dog may have had a broken neck. The dog also had a wound under the chin and an injury to the stomach.

RSPCA inspector Rob Crutchley, who is investigating, said: “The staff at the residential home have no idea who the dog belonged to and this has been distressing for them. It is very strange as we have not been able to establish where the dog came from, as the dog is not microchipped and was not wearing a collar.

“Additionally, the dog’s body has decayed and we’re unable to say how old the dog was or even whether the dog was male or female.

“We can’t say for certain whether the dog was deliberately harmed, as the dog could have been attacked by wildlife, but we are keen to speak to anyone who has any information so we can find out what happened.

“We are urging anyone who has any information to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

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