Six dead puppies found buried at Crosby Beach

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bodies of six dead puppies were found in dug up shallow graves in sand dunes at Crosby Beach. 

The bodies had been found on two separate dates but at the same spot – the first puppy was found on 17 April, wrapped in kitchen roll and another five puppies were found on 2 May. 

The bodies were quite decomposed but it is thought that the pups were only around four to five weeks old and possibly a poodle cross type.

Inspector Lisa Lupson who is investigating the incident said, “We are so grateful to the member of the public for reporting this to us and it must have been so harrowing for them to find the puppies in this way.

“While we do not know what the cause of death may be – the fact that so many were found in these circumstances is suspicious.

“It is thought they had been buried in shallow graves which had been disturbed. 

“We would appeal to anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or may know how the puppies came to be at this location – anyone who has any information is urged to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 quoting incident 01259774.”

We would always urge people to adopt, don’t shop and there are many animals in RSPCA care waiting to find loving homes which you can find out more about on Find a Pet.

However, for anyone looking to buy a puppy – we urge them to do their research, know the signs of an unscrupulous breeder and use tools such as the Puppy Contract  to avoid becoming another victim of the puppy trade.

Image: RSPCA

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