A Sheffield veterinary practice is calling on the owner of a chihuahua to come forward - two days after she was found on a hospital ward.
The dog, who is in good health, was found by a visitor to Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, on the E ward on Tuesday.
They took her to Broomhill Veterinary Pracice, Crookes Road, to be checked over.
A spokesman confirmed that the dog was being well cared for while the hunt for her owner continues.
“She is being cared for by the person who found her. She appears to be in good health generally, although she doesn’t like her paws being touched.
“The owner has 28 days to come forward from the date she was found, otherwise the person who found her is interested in keeping her.
“The council and the dog warden have been informed and know that the dog is being looked after.
“The hospital security has been contacted but they have not been able to find any CCTV images of her entering the hospital. As of now, we still do not know how she managed to reach to the E floor and we still do not know who the owner is, or if the owner could maybe be one of the in-patients.
“Many thanks to everyone for the offers of help and trying to trace her owner.”
If you are the dog’s owner, or you have any information which may help trace them, please calls the veterinary practice on 0114 268 3239.