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Puppy found dead inside bin with broken neck

Blood stains on the inside of the cardboard box in which the puppy was dumped in. Photo: BPM Media

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy has been found dead inside a communal bin, with a broken neck and puncture wounds.

The dog, believed to be just four months old, was found by a member of the public inside a bin on Wilton Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

The puppy, described as a tan colour, had been wrapped in a cloth, before being placed in a cardboard box and then put in the bin.

The animal was not micro-chipped and was found covered in blood, with a broken neck and leg, as well as puncture wounds.

The RSPCA are now appealing for information.

RSPCA inspector John Groarke, said:

The dead pup had a broken neck and leg, and puncture wounds around his neck. The injuries point to the pup having a violent end to his life, possibly after being attacked by another dog. We are keen to find out what happened to this poor dog and we are urging anyone who has any information to contact us in complete confidence.

– RSPCA inspector John Groarke

Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA on 0300 124 8018.