A 12-WEEK-OLD puppy has been found dead and with a fracture skull in a Northfield stream.
The RSPCA have launched an appeal to find those responsible and has urged anyone with information to get in touch.
The animal welfare charity was contacted on May 23 after the horrific discovery of the golden tan coloured pup in a stream off Trescott Road.
RSPCA inspector Fiona Howell, who is investigating, said: “We are keen to get information about what happened to this poor puppy.
“The dog’s body was dumped alongside rubbish in this small stream and had obvious trauma to their skull. An x-ray found the puppy had a fracture to their skull and at the moment we think this may be linked to their death.
“The puppy was microchipped and registered to PetTrac, but sadly we do not know the breed and sex of this poor dog at this stage because the water has damaged the body.
“However we have been able to ascertain that the dog was aged about 12 weeks old when they died. The puppy was also covered in straw which may provide a clue as to where they they came from.”
Fiona urged anyone with information or CCTV footage of someone in the area on that day carrying what appeared to look like rubbish to call the charity’s hotline on 0300 123 8018.
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit our website or call our donation line on 0300 123 8181.