The RSPCA is appealing for information after a chihuahua was found collapsed and dumped by a medical centre in Kent in the middle of labour, and later died.
The female dog was found inside a cat carrier left by some white garages in Gregg’s Wood Road in Tunbridge Wells on Friday.
There were two dead puppies next to her, and another two still waiting to be born.
The dog, who was not microchipped, was rushed to the vets who tried to treat her but she was too weak to be induced or given the caesarian she needed to deliver the puppies.
She later died.