POLICE are appealing for information after a puppy was left to die in a bucket abandoned on a country road.

The around eight-month-old German Shepherd was found abandoned on Pale Lane, near Elvetham, on Thursday.

The dog was not microchipped and died before it was able to be seen by a vet.

Police are urging anyone with any information about this particular incident or on unlawful dog breeding to call 101.

If calling 101 about this incident, quote the crime reference number 44190072716.