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Concerns after dead pets found in Stourport canal
CONCERNS have been raised by residents in Stourport after four pets were found dead in the town’s canal within a week.
A cat and three dogs were discovered in the water within a week of each other but there is no suggestion all the incidents were linked.
The cat was found on Monday, September 23, with two dogs found in a pet food bag on Sunday, September 29 and a puppy discovered two days later.
The cat and puppy were taken to Bay Tree Vets in Stourport. Vet Bob Green said he thought the cat had been in the canal for about a week and had floated along the canal from Kidderminster and said it was in the water for too long to tell what had happened to it.
He said the puppy could have died at home with the owner then dumping it in the canal. “The way it was lying was as if it had died at home,” he said. “We do not think this was a dog that had fallen in or there was any harm done to it.”
The other two dogs were found in the canal next to the Bird in Hand pub, Holly Road, by a Stourport resident and his 15-year-old daughter, who did not want to be named.
The father, who has reported the incident to the RSPCA, told The Shuttle his daughter had seen two bags in the canal and saw “the back half of a dog” sticking out of one of them.
He added: “It was pretty sickening and even more so when you know children and families walk alongside the canal.”
The RSPCA said it had received reports of the incidents and urged anyone with further information to call them or the police. The RSPCA can be contacted on 0300 1234 999.
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