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Wardens find bodies of dumped animals
Dog wardens are appealing for information after a bag of decomposing puppies and kittens was found dumped by the side of a road.
The animals had been left for such a long time in Halewick Lane, Sompting, that experts were unable to tell how many or what breed had been found.
It is suspected the grizzly find is connected with the commercial side of dog breeding, although wardens admit they are unlikely to find a culprit.
Councillor Keith Dollemore, Adur District Council cabinet member for environment, called on the “nasty piece of work” to be brought to justice.
He added: “It is disturbing to know that someone around here can do something like that.
“I suspect that it is in some way connected with illegal breeders.
“Anyone who knows anything about this should come forward and talk to the police so that the culprit can be brought to justice.”
The council’s dog warden team received a call on February 19 after reports of a suspicious bag at the north end of Halewick Lane.
Keith Walder, who was on duty, went down to investigate.
His colleague, Mike Barnard, said: “We are used to seeing plenty of nasty things but this was particularly difficult.
“They had been there for some time because the contents was nothing more than mush.
“He said that there was a bit of skin with black spots on like a Dalmatian but it is impossible to say.”
The section of Halewick Lane where the bag was discovered is just feet from where six Lurcher puppies were found dumped in a box at Christmas time.
Mr Barnard added: “I wouldn’t like to speculate on why and how they ended up there.
“Unfortunately all we know is that they have been dumped and it is unlikely we will find who did this.
“Our message would be that this is unacceptable and the culprit should be brought to justice.
“It’s difficult to know how to prevent it happening again, but I would suggest owners getting their pets neutered to prevent any unwanted accidents.
“Also, if you’re looking for a new pet, there are so many rescue shelters in the area. They are all full and need help.”
If anyone has any details on the dumped animals, call police on 101.
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