The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found dumped in Selby, North Yorkshire.


The lurcher-type dog was discovered amongst fly-tipped rubbish on a track running parallel to the River Aire off the A19.Dead dog

RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “The dog was inside a white builder’s sack and had tyres stacked on top of them.


“There were also a large amount of dog food tins, which could possibly have been dumped by the same person.


“The dog wasn’t microchipped or wearing any form of identification, but did have on a traditional black leather lurcher or greyhound-type collar.


“Unfortunately, the dog was too decomposed to be able to establish whether they were male or female. I’d describe them as brindle coloured though, with a white patch on their chest, and wirehaired, though it is difficult to tell because of the decomposition.”


Inspector Hutton collected the dog last Friday night (10 May).


Anyone with any information is urged to call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for Inspector Hutton.


“I’d like to hear from anyone who knows who owned this dog – maybe someone you know had a dog matching this description and no longer has them – or anyone who saw anything that might help me to find out what happened that resulted in them being dumped in this way,” said Inspector Hutton.


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