Puppy thrown down rubbish chute of Islington tower block

THIS terrified puppy was found trapped in a bin at the foot of an Islington tower block - and RSPCA inspectors believe she may have been thrown down the rubbish chute.

The female Staffordshire bull terrier was discovered in a metal bin at the bottom of nine-storey high Perth House, on the Bemerton Estate, off Caledonian Road, Islington, at 8pm on Friday January 21.

The pup, who is about ten months old, was only discovered when a member of the public heard scratching noises in the rubbish area.

Miraculously, she has no injuries, and despite her ordeal, experts from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) say she is very friendly.

RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers said “There is no way this dog could have got into the bins by herself as they are far too tall. The bin room was apparently usually kept locked, so the dog may have been thrown down the rubbish chute and ended up in one of the bins, although the room was open when the member of the public heard the dog scratching.

“Whoever put the dog in the bin was extremely irresponsible because she had no food or water and no way of getting out of the bin.”

The puppy, who has been nicknamed Chip, is white with brown markings. She was wearing a brown leather collar. She

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- Anyone who has any information about this incident should call the RSPCA on 0300 123 4999.

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