THE case of a terrified and poorly dog found dumped in a wooden kennel containing the decomposing bodies of her siblings is to featured on Crimewatch.

The horrific scene was reported by a member of public on October 9 last year in Grange Road North, Runcorn.

This morning, Wednesday, the RSPCA is appealing to viewers of Crimewatch Roadshow Live on BBC One for their help in tracking down the person responsible for the appalling mistreatment of this defenceless animal. 

Pet owner Gareth Forshaw was alerted to the scene after his dog, a Cavalier King Charles called Lily, began barking out of the window towards a lane which runs at the side of his house.

He went to investigate and came across a wooden kennel before discovering the tragic scene inside.

Gareth said: "I thought it was a strange thing to be dumped so I went to have a closer look and then when I peered inside I could see two dead dogs - and the smell of their decomposition hit me.

"There was another dog out of the kennel in a terrible state, with very little hair, which ran off.

"It was awful and really upsetting for all the neighbours who were trying to help, especially as we knew she had been left with the dead animals."

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson then arrived at the scene.

She added at the time: "It was truly horrendous - this poor dog was so ill and was so frightened, she still wanted to be with the dead dogs which we believe were her siblings.

"Initial reports suggest they'd been dead for a number of days so it must have been horrendous for her to be there all that time not knowing what would happen to her - and she was so loyal she wanted to stay with them."

The terrier-cross, aged about one, was rushed to Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where she was treated.

Lisa has now adpoted the dog.

Lisa added: "She's the sweetest little thing. When we got to the hospital I gave her biscuit and in spite of all she had been through she wagged her tail - so we've decided to call her Biscuit.

“I would like to hear from anyone who saw something suspicious on Tuesday, October 9 last year between 6pm and 7pm on a path running off Grange Road and Grange Road North in Runcorn to get in touch.”

Anyone with information to call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.