Police investigate after three dead puppies are found

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Police are still appealing for witnesses after three dead puppies were found in a Peebles litter bin.

A council worker found the puppies in the East Station Car Park on Edinburgh Road. The pups had been put there at some point between 8.30am Wednesday, November 18 and same time next day.

The exact breed is unknown but they are believed to be terrier or terrier-cross.

Two were mixed black and tan and one more black in colour.

Police Constable Nicola Robb said it had been a horrible discovery: “We are working with the SSPCA to investigate and urge anyone who has information that can help us trace the individual responsible to please get in touch.”

Scottish SPCA Senior Inspector Jenny Scott added: “At this stage we do not know how these puppies died or whether or not they were alive when they were put into the bin.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, contact the Scottish SPCA’s Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 or contact

Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.