RSPCA appeal after dead dog dumped in Maltby

RSPCA inspectors investigating how the burnt-out remains of a dog came to be discovered at a Maltby beauty spot have appealed for the public’s help in finding out what happened to the animal.

The Caucasian Shepherd’s remains, which appeared to have been set on fire, were found by two friends at the Crags off Blyth Road on Friday afternoon.

The discovery was reported on the Maltby Crime Awareness Facebook page and attracted almost 400 comments.

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RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan said: “It was a terrible sight to behold.

“The dog had clearly been subjected to some awful cruelty and had been there for a number of days. It really is such a sad case.

“We are carrying out an investigation into exactly what has taken place and what this dog was put through before he died.

“Due to the state of the body we have not yet been able to determine a cause of death and this unfortunately leaves us with a lack of evidence.

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“We would however like to appeal to anyone who might have seen anything or know anything about what happened here to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

“We would in particular be keen to hear from anybody with any information about exactly how this dog died, and whether he suffered before he died.”

Rotherham Borough Council confirmed it had removed the body on Monday.

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