Dead dog found in bag in a stream in York

The bag the dog was found in. Photographs: RSPCA
20 Jan 2020 @ 3.48 pm
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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found in a gym bag in York.

Staffordshire bull terrier Archie was discovered in a shallow stream at the bottom of a farmer’s field just off The Crescent, Heslington, on Sunday 5 January.

RSPCA inspector Alice Cooper said:

  • Archie was a black and white male Staffy and was wearing a red collar when he was found.

    The gym bag he was in is quite distinctive – blue with white writing saying ‘Make your own destiny’ all over it.

    Whilst we don’t know what the cause of death was at the moment, there was quite a bit of blood present, and it seems like a very strange way to dispose of a loved pet.

How you can help

The bag containing the dog
She urged anyone who has any information that might help her to find out what happened to Archie to get in touch.

You can leave a message for Alice on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Archie was microchipped but the registered owner said he had been rehomed and the chip details have not been changed.

To help the RSPCA continue investigating incidents like this please visit their website.

Photograph: RSPCA

Photograph: RSPCA

Photograph: RSPCA

Photograph: RSPCA

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