A dead dog has been discovered dumped in a layby in Cheshire.
The RSPCA was called to a layby off Pool Hill Road after a member of the public found the adult terrier wrapped in a grey and white checkered sheet.
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The animal welfare charity has said it couldn’t find any obvious cause of death, but they are now keen to find the dog’s owner.
RSPCA inspector Nadine Pengilly said: “He was in good body condition and had no obvious injuries or signs of trauma so I don’t believe he’s been hit by a car.
“A vet examined the body and carried out x-rays but couldn’t find any obvious cause of death so I don’t suspect any suspicious circumstances around how he died.
“He’s been wrapped up in a sheet and dumped here deliberately so there’s a possibility he died of natural causes and his owners weren’t sure how to dispose of him correctly or couldn’t afford to do so.
“Unfortunately he wasn’t microchipped so we’ve not been able to trace an owner yet and I’m concerned there may be a family out there looking for him so I’d like to try and help him find his way home.”
The RSPCA has asked anyone who recognises the terrier to contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.