Horror discovery of two dogs with skin cut off in forest sparks investigation

The horror discovery of three skinless animal corpses in a South Yorkshire wood has prompted an investigation by the RSCPA.

Inspector Jennie Ronksley was called to Washfield Lane, Rotherham, after members of the public found the animals' bodies in a small area of trees near Treeton Dike on Thursday night.

They called the RSPCA's emergency line to report the harrowing find.

It is believed the dead animals are two dogs and a rodent of some kind, and it currently remains unknown how they died.

But the RSPCA is concerned the creatures "may have suffered" before being killed.

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"The bodies are completely skinned and have been dumped in a pile beside a black bin bag liner," Inspector Ronksley said.

"What's not clear is whether the bodies have been dumped together in the bag and then dragged out and predated on by wildlife, or whether they were skinned before being dumped in this area.

"It's a really shocking sight and I'm extremely concerned that these animals may have suffered before their untimely deaths so I'd like to hear from anyone with any information."

Inspector Ronksley believes the bodies to be that of two dogs and a rodent – perhaps a rat – but said it's difficult to tell because of the state of the corpses.

"I can barely tell what species the bodies are let alone any further details like their breed, so we're in the dark and could really do with the support of the public.

"From the minor traces of fur left on the dogs' feet, I believe one was black in colour and the other was cream.

"Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

"It seems strange for more than one animal to be found like this if there's an innocent explanation so this seems very suspicious to me."

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