Dismembered body of dog found near Lancashire railway line
Police are investigating after the dismembered body of a dog was found.
The gruesome find was made next to the railway line in Leyland by an animal charity volunteer.
Lisa Chadwick of Harvey's Army, a registered charity whose volunteers work to reunite missing pets and help injured animals, said she had found the body of a dog that had been chopped in half - something she believes to be deliberate.
Lisa, from Leyland, said: "I had to involve the police because of the severity of it.
"We need to highlight this to people to get their dogs microchipped and to watch where they leave them outside shops. It's easy; there is no excuse."
Lisa said that the dog, a female pedigree Jack Russell Terrier, is not micro-chipped and so no owner has been found as of yet.
The dog is described as having a ginger head, white body, and black pigments spots as well as a prominent black round spot in the nape of her tail.
The dog was located at around 1:30pm today in Centurion Way, Leyland, next to the railway line, after Harvey's Army were alerted to it by a member of the public.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We received a report a dog had been found dead close to the railway lines at Centurion Way, Leyland, at 1pm today.
“The dog has been taken to a local vet to establish the cause of death.”
Anyone with any information on the event can contact police quoting log reference number LC20180525-0629.