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Dog found wrapped in blanket in shallow grave

The dog was found in a shallow grave in a field in Wirral. Photo: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog's body was found in a shallow grave in Wirral.

The dog, thought to be a terrier, was found by a member of the public on Thursday, February 2, in a field, in Brimstage Lane. It had been wrapped in a blanket with black paws printed on it.

Someone had attempted to dig a hole for this dog but it was very shallow.

At this stage we don’t know how the dog died - it may be that the dog died naturally and someone has attempted to bury the body, however there are traces of blood on the blanket and this does concern us.

The dog was not chipped so we have no way of knowing where he came from. Our only chance is if someone recognises the blanket and knows that the person whose blanket it is no longer has their dog.

– RSPCA inspector Naomi Norris

The RSPCA is urging anyone who has information to contact them on 0300 123 8018.