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Caged dogs dumped near busy road

The dogs have been named Almond and Cashew. Photo: RSPCA

The RSPCA is investigating after two dogs were found locked in a cage and dumped next to a busy main road.

It happened just days before another dog was found abandoned on the same stretch of road.

The two caged dogs - who have been named Almond and Cashew- were found next to the A46 in Beckington, Somerset at around 9am on Sunday 3 March.

A German Shepherd was also abandoned just days later. Credit: RSPCA

On Thursday 14 March another dog, a male German Shepherd who has been named Teddy, was found tied to a bale of straw on the A36 near The Bell at Standerwick.

Cashew and Almond were soaking wet and very matted when they were found and are understandably quite nervous after their experience. Teddy was also matted, smelly and dirty when he was rescued.

It’s shocking that someone simply intentionally abandoned these dogs, leaving them all alone at the side of such a busy stretch of road.

Thankfully, they were discovered by members of the public who were able to bring them to safety and are now all getting the care they deserve.

We don’t know if these sad incidents are related but are very concerned these dogs were found within days of each other, having been abandoned alongside the same stretch of road.

None of the dogs had microchips so we desperately hope someone will recognise them and get in touch with us to tell us where they have come from.

– RSPCA Inspector Miranda Albinson

Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message.