Body of dog found discarded in bag near burn sparks charity probe

Given the condition of the body, the Scottish SPCA believe the dog had been left ‘for a few days’.

Body of dog found in bag near Niddry Burn in Edinburgh sparks investigation by Scottish SPCA Scottish SPCA

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The body of a dog has been found discarded in a bag near a burn in Edinburgh.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to find out what happened to the dog, believed to be a corgi cross or similar breed, which was found in a blue canvas bag near Niddry Burn, opposite the Jack Kane Sports Centre on Monday, July 25.

Given the condition of the body, the animal charity believe that the dog had been left ‘for a few days’.

Scottish SPCA senior inspector, John Toule, said: “It is suspected that the dog is a corgi cross or a similar breed. We believe the dog to be male. He was light brown with patches of dark brown fur around his face.

The Scottish SPCA are now appealing for information about what happend.

“Given the condition of the body, we think the dog may have been there for a few days.  

“The dog was wearing a purple collar and there was a green tennis ball in the bag.

“We’re keen to find out how he passed away and why the body was left in a bag in this location. We’d also like to be able to find the owner in case they don’t know about the death of their pet.

“We understand that the death of a pet can be a difficult and confusing time but this is not the correct way to dispose of an animal’s body.

“If anyone recognises this dog or has any information on this incident they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”

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