Six puppies found buried in sand dunes by horrified beachgoer

Six dead puppies have been found buried in shallow graves in sand dunes after their "shallow graves" were disturbed by a horrified beachgoer.

The RSPCA said the pups, thought to have been just four to five-weeks-old, were found at the same spot on two separate occasions in recent weeks. The first puppy was found on April 17 wrapped in kitchen roll and another five puppies were found on May 2.

The bodies were 'quite decomposed' and were 'possibly a poodle cross type'. The incident at Crosby Beach is being treated as suspicious by the RSPCA and an appeal for information has now been launched.


Inspector Lisa Lupson who is investigating the incident said: "We are so grateful to the member of the public for reporting this to us and it must have been so harrowing for them to find the puppies in this way. While we do not know what the cause of death may be - the fact that so many were found in these circumstances is suspicious.

"It is thought they had been buried in shallow graves which had been disturbed. We would appeal to anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or may know how the puppies came to be at this location - anyone who has any information is urged to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 quoting incident 01259774."