Published: 13:36, 11 March 2021
| Updated: 16:23, 11 March 2021
A husky dog was found dead in a field after being tied up in a sheet and dumped.
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RSPCA officers are now investigating following the shocking discovery in Dartford.
The body of the white male husky, who was seven years old, was found off Central Road on March 4 with blood around his face.
Initial reports suggested the dog had been shot, although this has not been confirmed during investigations carried out by the RSPCA.
His legs had been tied together and wrapped in a plastic sheet before being left in the field where he was discovered by a member of the public.
Although he was microchipped, the RSPCA has not been able to track down the dog's owners and are now appealing for help to gather information about what happened to him.
The chip was registered in September 2014 stating the dog was born in December 2013.
RSPCA inspector Kirsten Ormerod, who is leading the investigation, said the data retrieved from the chip also found he was called Blasco.
She said: "The dog was wrapped in a sheet inside a black sack and was tied by the legs. He had some blood around his mouth and nose, and down one side of his body, but there were no obvious injuries or clear cause of death.
“He is microchipped with the chip registered in September 2014. It says he is called Blasco and was born in December 2013, making him seven.
“After making enquiries the details on the chip are, unfortunately, out of service so we’re now appealing to the public to help us with our enquiries.
“If you recognise the dog’s name or description or saw anything suspicious in the Central Road area on March 4 or the days leading up to it then we’d be keen to hear from you."
Anyone with information can call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 1234 8018.
For more details about helping the RSPCA's work to rescue, rehabilitation and rehome animals visit the charity's website or call the donation line on 0300 123 8181.