Dead Labrador puppies ‘dumped in bin bags’ on footpath popular with dog walkers

Dead puppies have been found dumped in bin bags along a UK footpath "frequently" used by dog walkers.

The two animals are believed to have been chocolate Labradors. They were found two days apart near the same place on a footpath close to Great Western Park estate in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

The first was found by a dog walker on July 29, wrapped inside towels and stuffed inside the bin bag, according to The Oxford Mail.

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It was reportedly taken to vets and the RCSPA was called, although it was too decomposed for a cause of death to be established.

The area was combed for other dead dogs but none were found.

The second was found on July 31 in the same area, wrapped in towels and dumped in a pink cardboard toy box.

It too was taken to the vets but they had no record of it being brought in. The RSPCA were informed once more.

The Oxfordshire resident who found the second dog said on Facebook: “The puppies were literally along the path within the wooded area so hardly hidden from view.

"This area is not a busy walking route but is frequently used mainly by dog walkers so wouldn’t really be known by those not living locally.

"The reason for my post is to ask walkers in particular to be vigilant and report any further incidents to the RSPCA.

"If anyone knows of anyone locally who has a litter puppies or has seen any being advertised locally online, or know of any puppies that have been stolen, then please report to the RSPCA.

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"If on the odd chance whoever is doing this sees this message, if you cannot take care of your pets then you can freely surrender them at any shelter, take them to a vet or seek advice from any countless charity organisations.

"This takes no more effort than dumping them so inhumanely. I have often seen kids riding bikes in this area and I would hate for a kid to stumble across any animal in this condition."

A RSPCA spokesperson told The Oxford Mail: "We’re aware of the sad and distressing discoveries of these puppies and would urge anyone with information to contact us on 0300 123 8018."

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