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RSPCA inquiry into dead puppies finds no evidence of cruelty
12:50pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
THE discovery of a litter of dead puppies in a wheelie bin was not the result of a crime, it has been confirmed.
RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes told how the investigation had now been closed on the incident in Raffles Road, Birkenhead and that there was “no cause for concern.”
Strong winds had caused a bin to tip over last week, spilling five dead puppies on to the ground and prompting Globe reader Annis Thomas, who found them, to contact us.
It is thought they were barely hours old as their umbilical cords had been freshly cut.
But Mr Joynes said it was now clear that the dogs had been stillborn and that there was no evidence of animal cruelty.
He said: “No crime was committed and I have closed the case. The public were fantastic in responding to the incident and we were inundated with calls to report the discovery.
“The person responsible for this has been spoken to and we have given him advice on how to dispose of dead animals.”
Speaking to the Globe last week Annis, 24, said the incident should act as a warning to others.
She said: “It is unnecessary for animals breed out of control when pets can simply be neutered. Even families on low income can get pets neutered for free funded by the PDSA."