The RSPCA is investigating after a dog was discovered dead in a bin bag by Fairlawn Garages.
The male grey and white Staffie, thought to be just a year old was discovered on the Cherry Orchard Estate on Saturday 28th January.
RSPCA inspector Callum Isitt said: “This was a gruesome discovery for this passing woman, who was walking her children home. The dead dog was inside a black bin bag, with his head hanging out the top.”
“This was a callous way to treat an animal – just chucking him away like rubbish – but what is especially concerning to me is the neglected state that the dog was in and what may have led to his death.”
“He was massively skinny, to the point of emaciation, and had very long nails. My guess is that it is likely he was starved to death.”
The poor dog had no microchip, so finding the owner will be a tough ask for the RSPCA.
If you have any information about the dog or how it came to be dumped please call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.