The BBC reports that the body of a small dog has been found with a skipping rope tied around its neck on a road in Minster.
The adult female Jack Russell terrier was found on a grass verge in The Lanes outside the village.
RSPCA inspector Charlotte Eyden said: "This dog was very bloated and had her tongue out which looks very much as though she has been strangled.
"We would like to hear from anyone who knows who this dog belonged to and who killed her."
Insp Eyden said the dog, which was white with black markings, had been dead for some time and the body had already started to decompose.
"Around the dog's neck was a normal black collar and a child's skipping rope which had wooden handles and appeared to be tied quite tightly," she said.
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA