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Nine-week-old puppy found dumped and tied to dustbin

The puppy has been named Oscar, after the Sesame Street character 'Oscar the Grouch'. Credit: RSPCA

A nine-week-old puppy was found abandoned and tied to a bin at the back of shops.

Bin collectors discovered the Staffordshire bull terrier-cross on Staveney High Street, near Chesterfield on Tuesday 9 October.

The animal is now being cared for by the RSCA, until he is ready be re-homed.

The charity has named him Oscar, after the Sesame Street character 'Oscar the Grouch', who lived in the bin.

Oscar was discovered by bin collectors at the back of a row of shops. Credit: RSPCA

There is never any excuse to just dump an animal like a piece of rubbish.

– Andy Sowden, animal welfare officer

Andy Sowden, an animal welfare officer, said: “He is in good condition and is a lovely, friendly natured little dog. It is so sad that someone chose to tie him up and leave him in such a vulnerable state.

“There is never any excuse to just dump an animal like a piece of rubbish.”