Abandoned dog left to drown in weighted suitcase, say RSPCA

A dog is believed to have been locked in a suitcase which was then weighed down with bricks and thrown into a lake in Northamptonshire.

The RSCPA believe 8-year-old Alexis, a Cane Corso Italian Mastiff, was left to die in a lake in Corby sometime before 6am on Thursday (Feb 27).

A local resident found her in poor health on a playing field in Pen Green Lane.

The RSPCA sent out a warden who found a red suitcase with bricks just 30 metres from where she was found.

Red suitcase Credit: RSPCA
Where Alexis was abandoned Credit: RSPCA

Alexis was found to be severely underweight - she had a large tumour, arthritis and a chest infection. Vets found she had been microchipped and are now trying to find the address she was registered at.

Alexis in recovery Credit: RSPCA

Alexis is currently recovering from her ordeal at the RSPCA’s Newbrook Animal Hospital.

The RSPCA are appealing for information to find the person responsible.