Shropshire Star

Body of blood-stained dog with broken neck dumped in ditch found in shocking discovery

The shocking discovery of a blood-stained dead dog with a broken neck and chunks of skin missing has been made in a south Shropshire ditch.

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The field near Much Wenlock where the dead dog was found. Photo: RSPCA

A member of the public found the body of the lurcher-type - which is believed to have been dragged across hard ground - in a field near Much Wenlock, one mile between the B4368 and B4378, on Saturday, January 27.

The RSPCA has now launched an investigation after the matter was reported to West Mercia Police, which then contacted the animal charity.

RSPCA Animal Rescue Officer Rachel Ward and Inspector Claire Davey took the body to a vets, and an examination showed that the red/tan dog had a broken neck and a fractured vertebrae.