Hunt for owner as dead dog found wrapped in bread bag dumped in street

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A hunt has been launched for the owners of a dog found dead inside a bread bag in the street.

The RSPCA is investigating after the two-year-old Chihuahua’s body was found with its collar still on.

The animal was found curled up inside a bag in Hackney, East London.

Her death has been described as “extremely suspicious”, and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Inspector Shahnaz Ahmad said: “This was a very strange and upsetting discovery, and is clearly extremely suspicious.

“The poor dog was curled up inside the bag and dumped on the pavement beside the road.

“The little dog was stuffed inside a brown, paper bag with a clear, plastic window – similar to the bags used to wrap fresh bread at the supermarket.

“The small, tan-coloured Chihuahua is smooth-coated and we believe she’s around two years old.

“She was wearing a pink collar but had no ID tag.

“Rigor mortis had set in but her body had not begun to decompose so I believe she’d been dumped there either earlier that morning or the night before.”

The dog was found in Hackney, East London, on September 7.

Shahnaz took the body to the charity’s Harmsworth Animal Hospital and vets found that the dog was microchipped.

However the RSPCA has been unable to track down her owners.

The charity released the shocking photographs to encourage witnesses to come forward.