The RSPCA is reaching out to readers with hopes of finding the owner of a dog whose body washed ashore at the beach of Perch Rock in New Brighton, United Kingdom on Wednesday, reports the WirralGlobe.
The heartbreaking story involves a seven-year-old black and white male mixed breed pup who was discovered tied up inside of a backpack. The dog had been microchipped; his name was Connor. In 2009, the dog was adopted to a St. Helens’ area resident from the Dogs Trust. Five years ago, Connor was rehomed to someone who responded to an Internet advertisement for a “free dog to good home.”
RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes is hoping someone can supply more information about this disturbing discovery. Connor was given to someone in Liverpool, however the trail ends there. “I would like to talk to the last owner or person responsible for Connor’s welfare. I would urge them or anybody who’s knows anything about what happened to him to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the charity on 0300 1234 999. Pet owners who can no longer keep their dogs and cats are urged not to advertise them online for “free to good home.” There are much safer alternatives for rehoming pets. Look at what happened to Connor.
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