The upsetting discovery inside shoebox that prompted RSPCA appeal

The shoebox that was handed to the RSPCA
-Credit: (Image: RSCPA)


RSPCA inspectors have launched an investigation launched after making an upsetting discovery inside a shoebox. Three newborn puppies - who had their umbilical cords still attached - were found dead in a shoebox in Newport, prompting an appeal for information.

The shoebox was found on Friday (21 June) at around 11am near the entrance to the nature reserve opposite Renoir Road Play Area, Renoir Road in Newport.

The RSPCA said that the three black pups of an unknown breed were found by a member of the public in a black shoe box and were wrapped in a blue jumper. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news

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RSPCA animal rescue officer Danielle Wilson said: “These three pups had their umbilical cords still attached, so they couldn’t have been that old at all.

"We don’t know whether they died during birth and someone just didn’t know what to do with the bodies, or they died afterwards.“

The puppies had been wrapped in a blue jumper
The puppies had been wrapped in a blue jumper -Credit:RSCPA

She added: "We’re making enquiries about CCTV in the area, and I’ve placed a poster at the location in a bid to get information.

"We’re appealing to anyone with any first hand information to give us a call on the RSPCA Inspectorate Appeal line on 0300 123 8018, and can quote 1288099.

"Whatever has happened here, it is very sad that these pups have died and we’d like to thank the member of the public for looking out for them and sounding the alarm."

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