A litter of puppies were left for dead after being abandoned in a freezing ditch.
The four female collie cross puppies, aged about three months old were left to fend for themselves in a muddy wet ditch in bitter winter storms last week.
One of the pups died before they were discovered by a dog walker, who rushed two of the pups to a vet. Later that evening another puppy was found abandoned in the same area.
Vets think the dogs are not from the same litter and the RSPCA is hunting the person who left the pups to die.
Inspector Helen Wheeler, who is leading the investigation, is looking for anyone who may have seen anything unusual around Fairlands Common, Guildford, on Thursday morning January 18 at around 11am and again in the evening.