Spaniel found lying on roadside ‘crying’ over bag of dead puppies


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Spaniel found lying on roadside

This spaniel was found dumped by the roadside (Picture: NTI)

A spaniel has been found dumped on a roadside with her head resting on a plastic fish and chip bag full of her dead puppies.

The dog, who appeared to have ‘tears in her eyes’, was seen licking the dead creatures to try and gently nuzzle them awake on the roadside in Midville, Lincolnshire

The mother and her pups were found by cyclist Paul Skinner, who described the scene as ‘heartbreaking’ and said the dog appeared to be weeping over her loss.

‘I was out cycling with my friend at the time,’ said the 58-year-old Tory councillor for Boston Borough Council. ‘We spotted on the verge something that looked like a dead bird, but as we passed it it moved.

‘It was a small spaniel without a collar. We looked around in case anyone was in trouble. It was set back quite a long way from the road.

‘The dog was on its own, sitting licking the contents of a fish and chips carrier bag.

‘The bag contained four dead pups. It was heartbreaking. She had tears in her eyes. I could not believe anybody could be so devoid of humanity to do something like this.’

A spaniel was found dumped by the roadside with

The mother refused to leave her puppies and was found licking the chip shop bag they were put into(Picture: NTI)

Paul alerted police, the RSPCA and a local greyhound sanctuary, which came to rescue the distraught animal.

The kennel manager Mick Fern, who is also a PCSO, of the Fen bank Greyhound Sanctuary tried to resuscitate the spaniel-cross puppies but to no avail.

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‘The vet thinks they were born alive and may have been born that morning, or in the early hours, and they may have been alive when they were left there.

‘Sometimes a puppy can give the appearance of being dead, but can be revived if you can warm them up. Their mother was staying with them, come what may. It was a very sad scene.’

The mother dog was found to be around three years old and was named ‘Carly’ by the RSPCA.

A microchip was found but could only be traced back to the original breeder.

A spaniel was found dumped by the roadside with

Carly when she was found at the roadside (Picture: NTI)

Inspector Becky Harper said: ‘It is a terribly upsetting incident. It looks like this little dog has been cruelly dumped along with her newborn pups.

‘We don’t know whether the puppies were stillborn or whether they died because of the cold.

‘We would like to thank the cyclist who found the dog and raised the alarm and to Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary who got her to the vets.

‘Fortunately Carly appears to be in good health and she is now being well looked after.

‘We are appealing to anyone who might know more about how Carly came to be abandoned in this way or where she has come from.

‘We want to hear from anyone who recognises Carly or the fish and chip shop bag the puppies were in, it is quite distinctive.

‘All of the information we receive we treat in the strictest of confidence and we would encourage anyone who might know anything to please come forward.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.