A black and white collie dog has been found dead in Rhyl, leading RSPCA Cymru to launch an appeal for information.

The sad discovery was made by a fisherman on Good Friday (30 March) at around 1.30pm in the bushes by Brickfields Pond, near Cefndy Road in Rhyl.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “This would have been a shocking discovery to have found this dog, dead and in a thin condition and with long nails.

“The dog wasn’t microchipped so we can’t identify who he belongs to. We’re appealing for information to try and find out what happened to him, and if he has an owner as he may have gone missing.”

Anyone with information about this dog is urged to contact the charity’s inspectorate appeal line – 0300 123 8018 with all calls 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 wish to help RSPCA Cymru look into incidences such as this, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and rely on public donations.