Disgust after dog left to die for days in dumped kennel

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found inside a kennel which had been dumped in a remote location in Wisbech.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:41 pm

The female Yorkshire terrier was found inside a small wooden kennel-type box which was dumped behind a warehouse on farmland near the Wisbech Carpet Warehouse, off Lynn Road, and was found on Sunday, January 26.

The dog was found by a member of the public who called the dog warden, who then collected the body and the kennel and contacted the RSPCA.

The dog, who was aged between five and seven years old, was emaciated and likely to have been dead for at least a couple of days, however, the kennel is believed to have been left at the location for two weeks.

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The kennel the dog was found in. Photo: RSPCA

The dog, who was not microchipped, was found inside the box with blankets and a fleece-type jacket. She was wearing a red collar which was attached to an extendable lead which was then attached to the front of the kennel by a chain.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs is investigating the incident and said: “I am just horrified to think that this dog could have been in this kennel for a number of days alone, cold and hungry - no animal should be treated this way.

“This kennel was left in a remote location and at a place which is prone to fly-tipping so the chances of anyone ever finding the dog was almost nil.

“Yet despite this someone still decided to leave this poor dog here, words fail me - it’s heartbreaking.

“A witness said they believe the kennel could have been there for up to two weeks, but it was just thought to have been another fly-tipped item and there was nothing to indicate that there was an animal inside. It’s just truly heart-breaking.

“I really want to find the person responsible for leaving this dog - if they truly couldn’t cope then there are lots of charities they could have contacted first before making this decision. The dog never stood a chance having been left in such a remote location.”

Anyone with any information as to who may have owned this dog is urged to call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Donations to the RSPCA can be made by visiting https://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/donate/online or calling 0300 123 8181.