The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a thin greyhound was found dumped in layby in Whitwell Common, Highwood Lane, near to a wood called Gorse Covert.
The incident in Whitwell was reported to the RSPCA on 3rd February by a member of the public.
The dog was microchipped and was tattooed - but the chip was only registered to a previous owner, and no details of the new owner can be traced.
The former ex racing greyhound was around two and half years old and was nicknamed Jamie - but her racing name was Lamars Girl.
She was grey/blue in colour.
RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis said: “While the cause of this dog’s death has not been established at this stage, we are concerned to find her dumped in a layby.”
“I would appeal to anyone who recognises the description of the dog, or who may know who her current owner is as I am keen to speak to them and would urge them to call me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”
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