RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a dead French bulldog was dumped in a plastic bag in the Michaelston le Pit area of the Vale of Glamorgan.

The sad discovery was found by a member of the public on Friday (15 November) who handed the body over to a nearby vets – leading to the RSPCA being contacted.

RSPCA inspector David Millborrow said: “This would have been extremely distressing for the person who found this body and we thank them for taking her to the vets – who we also would like to thank for doing what they can to find out what happened here.

“Although she has been microchipped – the contact number does not appear to be working so we don’t know where she came from.

“Her body had been found in a carrier bag inside a bin liner. She is thought to be around two-and-a-half years old and is fawn in colour. She has clearly had some puppies.

“A cause of death is unknown so we don’t know whether she died in suspicious circumstances or of natural causes and the body was then taken to this location. But it does seem a little suspicious that she was found left in a plastic bag.”

RSPCA Cymru is now appealing for information to try and find out what happened to the French bulldog.

David added: “It is very sad to think she has just been dumped in bag so we’d like anyone with any information to contact our RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

If you have any animal welfare concerns or find an animal in distress please call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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