RSPCA investigation launched after litter of dead puppies discovered in wheelie bin (From Wirral Globe)
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RSPCA investigation launched after litter of dead puppies discovered in wheelie bin
THE RSPCA has launched an investigation after a Wirral woman discovered a litter of dead puppies dumped in a wheelie bin.
Globe reader Annis Thoma said the grim discovery left her "sickened."
Strong winds had caused a bin to tip over in Raffles Road, Birkenhead, spilling five dead puppies on to the ground.
It is thought they were barely hours old as their umbilical cords had been freshly cut.
Annis, 24, who also sent the Globe photographs of the animals which we have decided not to publish, said: “This was sickening for me and other passersby to witness.
"I feel it is a concern for the community for obvious environmental health reasons and for animal welfare."
The RSPCA is now investigating the incident and is calling our readers to offer any information they may have.
A spokeswoman said: “This must have been very upsetting for the woman who discovered the pups and our sympathy goes out to her.
"We can confirm the RSPCA has received several calls in relation to this incident and we are currently investigating.”
Annis added that the incident should act as a warning to others to act more responsibly.
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."
A Wirral Council spokeswoman confirmed the authority was aware of the incident and has referred the matter to the RSPCA.
Anyone with any information on the incident can call the RSPCA on 0300 123 4999.