Search

Mystery over dead dog found near Southmere lakes, Bexley

PUBLISHED: 10:28 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 08 January 2018

The dog was found near Southmere lake

The dog was found near Southmere lake

Archant

The RSPCA is appealing for information following the distressing discovery of a dead dog on a quiet roadside in Abbey Wood, close to Southmere lakes.

Paul West, a local wildlife volunteer, had been carrying out a late-night check on the local swans just after midnight on January 6 when he made the discovery of the one-year-old Springer spaniel at Belvedere Road.

Mr West said: “It knocked me for six finding this poor little dog dead at the side of the road, and I am very concerned to think what might have happened to her.

The weather was absolutely awful that night but a friend and I still went out to carry out our nightly checks on the swans, but I never thought we’d find a dead dog.”

RSPCA inspector Nicholas Wheelhouse, who is investigating, said: “This is a very shocking and upsetting discovery, and I am very keen to find this dog’s owners.

Initial checks by a vet have shown that she suffered catasrohpic injuries to her upper and lower jaws and to her head, but I am waiting for the results of further tests to determine if this was a result of her being hit by a vehicle, or possibly an extremely cruel act by a person.”

Although the dog has a microchip, there are no owner details registered to enable the RSPCA to trace the owner.

Mr Wheelhouse is urging anyone with any information to contact him in complete confidence by calling 0300 123 8018.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Kent Spitfires and Surrey took a point apiece after their Vitality Blast South Group clash in Canterbury was abandoned due to heavy rain during the innings break.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fire cadets from Bexley have been learning what it takes to be a firefighter, picking up valuable life skills as they celebrate completing an academic year at a special pass-out parade ceremony at Erith Fire Station.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Firefighters have tackled a blaze which tore through the shed and fence of a Bexley home spreading dangerously close to a butane gas cylinder.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Kent Spitfires skipper Sam Billings says the side’s last two nerve-wracking wins and never say-die-spirit will stand them in good stead throughout this season’s Vitality Blast campaign.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Its commitment to the long-term management of Lesnes Abbey Woods resulted in Bexley being awarded the London Borough Tree and Woodland Award last week (July 10).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Residents in Bexley are being encouraged to love their parks as this year’s #GoParksLondon campaign is launched.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Anyone fancy winning big cash, but want to see the money raised ploughed directly into local services?

Most read news

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder