THE suspicious death of an eight-week old puppy found on a beach in Rhyl is being investigated.
RSPCA Cymru is investigating the death of the light tan coloured Staffy cross puppy which was found wrapped in a green and white patterned blanket by a member of the public on Saturday, October 5 at the harbour end of the beach facing Butterton Road.
After collecting the body, RSPCA inspector Tim Jones launched an investigation into the puppy's death.
He said: “This puppy was between eight and ten weeks old and was very underweight and dehydrated before he died.
“At this stage we don’t know exactly what the cause of death was but we can’t rule out a deliberate act of cruelty. We urge anyone who has information to contact us immediately so we can find out exactly how this poor puppy died”.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to to contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector Jones. Calls will be treated in confidence.
Causing an animal unnecessary suffering is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and carries a maximum sentence of up to six months custody and/or a fine of up to £20,000.