Severely dehydrated dog found dead in alley

ADUR District Council is trying to establish if a small dog found dead in a Southwick alleyway was the victim of animal cruelty.

The dog, possibly a whippet or small lurcher, was found by a member of the public last Tuesday, in a narrow alley that runs behind the allotments at Prince Charles Close, in the Mile Oak Road area.

It appears to have suffered from severe dehydration.

When the Adur & Worthing dog warden team spoke to dog walkers in the area, all reported that the dog was not there on the previous evening and was first noticed early on Tuesday.

A council spokesman said: ”It is unknown if this was an animal cruelty case or a sad natural death, but as the dog obviously did not die where it was found, we are keen to hear from anyone who can help us find out what did happened and hopefully help us make sure this kind of unacceptable behaviour is not repeated. Please be assured that we treat all calls in total confidence.”

Adur and Worthing Dog Warden Service can be contacted on 01903 239999 or by email at

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