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The bodies of two dogs “abandoned like rubbish’ were found dumped in a layby in Bromsgrove.

Worcestershire Regulatory Services Animal Welfare Officer Pip Griffin says there seems to be no reason why the two lurchers, whom she has named Ashley and Laura, would have died as they were well-fed and there were no open wounds.

The pair of dogs were found in a layby and were presumed to be dead for around three days. The male is rough-coated and the female has a distinctive docked tail.

Worcestershire Regulatory Services have shared a photo that people may find distressing, but hope it may trigger someone’s memory or lead to information relating to the incident.

The dogs were discovered this month and those who have information relating to these dogs please contact Worcestershire’s Dog Warden Service at 01905 822799

People can also call this number to report cruelty to dogs and if you are struggling with your own and need help.

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Ms Griffin said: “I often think I have seen it all but then we discover something like this which absolutely horrifies me and makes me question who could do such a wicked thing.

“These beautiful creatures were abandoned like rubbish for seemingly no reason at all. It is a dreadful waste of two lovely dogs.

“If anyone recognises these dogs please get in touch because we want to do all we can to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”