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RSPCA hunting for heartless owner who dumped emaciated dead bulldog in South Woodford park

PUBLISHED: 09:51 11 February 2019

The dead black and white American bulldog was found dumped by the gates to Roding Valley Park in South Woodford. Photo: RSPCA

The dead black and white American bulldog was found dumped by the gates to Roding Valley Park in South Woodford. Photo: RSPCA

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found wrapped in a dressing gown and dumped in a South Woodford park.

The emaciated body of the black and white adult American bulldog was found dumped by the gates to Roding Valley Park on January 27.

RSPCA Inspector Jemima Cooper, who is now investigating the dog’s death, said: “Park rangers found the body of the unneutered male dog and took him to a local vet who contacted us.

“The dog was extremely skinny and had been wrapped in a red dressing gown and purple fleecy blanket with a dog toy.

“The dog was microchipped but we’ve been unable to make contact with the owner who is registered so we believe the details may be out of date.”

Inspector Cooper added: “It appears this poor dog has been severely neglected and may well have been starved to death so I’m keen to find out where he’s come from and who is responsible.

“We’ve put up posters in the local area and tried to make contact with the people who are named on his microchip but haven’t had any luck so now we’re appealing to the public to help us.

“If you recognise this dog or saw anything suspicious in the area on the afternoon of 27 January then please do contact us on our appeal line: 0300 123 8018.”

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