An elderly dog has been found dead in a sports bag on a Blackpool beach.
The harrowing discovery of the female German Shepherd was made by police officers when they spotted the bag opposite Red Bank Road, in Bispham, at around 3.30pm on February 27.
When they opened it they found the black and tan cross breed dog and contacted the RSPCA.
The bag is described as a large blue holdall with red handles and the word ‘Mobil’ in red, blue and white on a side pocket.
RSPCA inspector Mandi Taylor said: “The holdall is distinctive and I am hopeful that someone will know who the owner of this dog is and will get in touch.
“I am deeply concerned about what happened to her.”