RSPCA investigation launched after dog with huge tumour put to sleep after being dumped in Doncaster
RSPCA chiefs have launched an investigation after an elderly dog with a large tumour was found dumped in Doncaster and had to be put to sleep.
The poor dog was in such poor and emaciated condition she was unable to stand.
The elderly female King Charles Spaniel was found in Church Walk, Epworth, by a member of the public last Wednesday at around 3pm.
They reported the matter to the RSPCA and animal rescuer, inspector Vanessa Reid was sent to the scene where she found the dog in a collapsed state.
The poor dog had a large growth on her anus, was underweight and could not stand or hold her own weight as her backend was collapsed. She also had very matted fur around her ears.
Vanessa rushed her to a nearby vet for emergency treatment but the vet said the poor dog was too ill to be treated and sadly decided the kindest thing to do was to put her to sleep.
The dog was not microchipped and Vanessa is now appealing for information from the public to find out who owned her.
She said: “It was heart-breaking to see this elderly and clearly underweight dog left helpless in the street in her hour of need.
“I believe whoever owned the dog neglected her to such a level she was left dying and instead of seeking help they callously decided to discard her like a piece of rubbish.
“She was in an appalling condition and was so weak the dog would have been unable to walk to this spot on her own and was probably dumped there.
“She was so thin with her spine protruding and her body was shutting down so the vet decided the kindest thing to do was to put her to sleep.
“It was so sad she had such a lovely nature but was obviously in a lot of pain.
“I am keen to find the person responsible for this and hope someone may be able to tell me who owned the dog.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen something suspicious in this area around the time the dog was dumped.”
Anyone with information should call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit the website or call the donation line on 0300 123 8181.