RSPCA seek information on 'distressing' bonfire death

RSPCA seek information on 'distressing' bonfire death

RSPCA seek information on 'distressing' bonfire death

First published in Devon

THE RSPCA is appealing for information on the owners of a dog found burnt to death on a bonfire in Woodbury Woods, Exeter.

Its badly charred remains were found on Thursday, January 16 by a member of the public on a bridleway in the woods, which are next to a country club.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Heatherington said: “I estimate that the fire was fairly recent – the previous evening – and would like to establish who the owners of the dog are and the circumstances that led to it being placed on a bonfire in the woods.

“It appears to be a white poodle type dog and it was one of the most distressing things I’ve seen in a long time.”

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the RSPCA’s inspector information line on 0300-1238018 and leave a message for Inspector Heatherington.

To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this you can donate £3 by texting the word HELP to 78866 (texts cost £3 plus one standard network rate charge).

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