The horrific discovery of four blood-soaked dead puppies inside a sack has been made in Merthyr Tydfil.
A council worker found the puppies dumped near a bridge in Pontsarn on Tuesday (19 February), and alerted the RSPCA.
The puppies were found in a sack of dog food, marked “GAIN greyhound 28”. All were covered in blood – and an RSPCA Cymru inspector says the circumstances are “deeply worrying and suspicious”.
All puppies are lurcher-type, appear to be from the same litter and have been aged at between three and four months. Two are male, and two are female – with three brindle-coloured, and another white and brown.
The puppies – who were not microchipped – were all underweight, but this is not believed to be the cause of death.
Anyone who recognises the distinctive litter of four, and may have information explaining these very sad circumstances, is urged to contact the RSPCA immediately.
RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “This was an awful discovery, with four blood-soaked puppies found dead in a sack in Merthyr. It must have been a sickening discovery to make.
“The circumstances behind how the puppies got here is deeply worrying and suspicious, and we’re hoping someone in the local area can aid our enquiries.
“We believe the lurcher-type puppies are from the same litter, and were found in a bag marked ‘GAIN greyhound 28’. Two are male, and two are female.
“Anyone with information is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line urgently. This can be reached on 0300 123 8018.”
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