Original article from Kent Live
An investigation has been launched into the death of a puppy after the dog's body was found stuffed into a plastic bag
In what was described as a "shocking discovery" by the RSPCA, the white plastic bag containing the animal was found on Meresborough Road, a rural route just outside of Rainham.
The dog, found on April 9, is believed to have been about ten months old, and was a Shetland Sheepdog, often known as a 'Sheltie'.
Inspector Kirsten Ormerod stated that the dog "was found tied up inside a white plastic bin bag and left beside the road."
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“The dog has signs of a significant head trauma and the right side of his head was covered in blood," she said.
The animal welfare charity has appealed for any witnesses or people with relevant information to call them on 0300 123 8018.
The dog was microchipped, but had not been registered and had no ID tag.
However information stored on the microchip placed his date of birth at June 20, 2020, and revealed he was imported into the UK from Belgium in November 2020.
Inspector Ormerod expressed her dismay at the situation, stating: “It must have been really shocking and upsetting for the member of public who found him like that
“I’m very concerned about what happened to this poor pup and how he died.
"I’d like to hear from anyone with any information that may assist my investigation."