Body of ‘healthy’ dog found dead inside parcel sack left in park

Dead dog dumped in Sheffield public park
The German Shepherd was found inside a Royal Mail parcel sack (Picture: RSPCA)
An investigation has been launched after the body of a ‘healthy’ German Shepherd was found dumped in the park inside a Royal Mail parcel sack. RSPCA Inspector Victoria Reid was called to Tinsley Meadows Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on August 1 following the discovery of the dog beside a bin. It is not yet clear how the animal died. Ms Reid said the pet was not micro-chipped, but was wearing a black collar fastened with a chain with no identification tag.

She described how the dog had been ‘stuffed inside a large grey parcel sack’, with just her ear ‘poking out of the opening’.

Ms Reid continued: ‘I collected the body and cut open the sack to examine the dog but there were no obvious injuries on her body and no clear cause of death.

‘She was bleeding heavily from the mouth and I suspect she hasn’t been
dead long as the blood was fairly fresh.’

Tinsley Meadows Park
Anyone with information about the dog should contact the RSPCA (Picture: Tinsley Meadows Park)
The RSPCA is now urging anyone with further information about the dog to get in touch. Ms Reid has also been making enquiries in the local area.

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She told Yorkshire Live: ‘It’s incredibly sad to find this beautiful, seeminglyhealthy dog dumped in such a way.thumbnail for post ID 13079206Furious woman handed £120 fine for feeding pigeons her Greggs vegan sausage roll

‘She’s in a really good condition so it’s unclear how she perished and whether it was in suspicious circumstances but I’d certainly like to speak to her owners.

‘It was incredibly difficult to lift the sack alone so I believe it would have taken two people to carry her body into the park and I’d like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the park before the discovery.’

Anyone with information about the dog or her owner should call the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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