TWO Yorkshire terriers have been found dead in a roadside lay-by near Ellesmere Port.
One of the dogs was still wearing a pink diamante collar and was wrapped in a pink fleece blanket.
The animals – both female – were discovered by a shocked member of the public in Little Stanney Lane, Stoak on Monday who called the RSPCA.
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 at least one litter of pups.
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’s unclear what caused their deaths, and the society is concerned that their owner may be unaware of the fate of their much-loved 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. Ask to leave a message for Inspector Pengilly. Calls are in confidence.