THE RSPCA are appealing for the owners of two dogs found dead in a lay-by to come forward.
One of the Yorkshire terriers was wearing a pink diamante collar and was wrapped in a pink fleece blanket.
A member of the public alerted the RSPCA after discovering the animals – both female – at a roadside along Little Stanney Lane, near the M53, Stoak, on Monday.
RSPCA inspector Nadine Pengilly said: “It was an awful thing to stumble across. They were wrapped up and dumped next to a pile of rubbish.”
Both animals are described as black and tan, and had had at least one litter of puppies. The second dog was wearing a red leather collar with a bell on it, and a black flea collar.
She was smaller than the first, and wrapped in a white, red and blue crocheted blanket. Neither was wearing an ID tag or microchipped.
It is unclear what caused their deaths, and the Society is concerned that their owner may be unaware of the fate of their pets.
“We’re keeping an open mind about what happened to them, but they’ve obviously been cared for previously,” added inspector Pengilly.
“We want to hear from anyone who recognises their description, or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area.”
Information should be given to the RSPCA on its 24-hour cruelty hotline 0300 1234 999. Please ask to leave a message for inspector Pengilly. Calls are in confidence.