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Appeal after six-month old puppy found dead in Colchester car park

The body of the puppy was found in an Essex car park Credit: RSPCA

A six-month old puppy has been found dead in a car park in Colchester.

The black and tan Chihuahua-type dog was discovered near a recreation ground in Port Lane on Saturday 7 December.

He suffered a suspected broken leg and an injury to his neck, head and right ear.

The puppy was found with an injury to his neck, head and right ear Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA inspector Caroline Richardson-Braun has been investigating the incident and is keen to find the owner of the dog who she understands may have only had him for a few weeks.

She said: “I really want to speak to anyone who knows where this dog has come from and find out why he was dumped with suspicious injuries.

“I do not believe he has crawled there himself and died, he appears to have been abandoned at this spot, with his blanket - he may also have still been alive when he was left, which is just heart-breaking.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”