RSPCA appeals for witnesses to come forward

Monday 12 November 2012

Two huskies with severe sarcoptic mange have been found abandoned in a Tonypandy barn.

Selina, abandoned huskie puppy with skin condition © RSPCAThe animals were discovered on 8 November and brought to the RSPCA’s attention a few days later. Both dogs had fur missing from their face.

Veterinary examination confirmed that they were suffering from severe sarcoptic mange, a highly contagious and painful skin condition. The vet determined that the dogs were in very poor condition adn both had temperatures in excess of 40 centigrade.

The dogs are now in RSPCA care.

RSPCA inspector Richard Abbott said:

“Whoever did this knew that these dogs were in a dreadful condition and in need of urgent veterinary care. It’s scandalous that they were left to suffer like this and we urgently need to hear from someone who knows anything about this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated in confidence.
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