The RSPCA is appealing for information about who abandoned a female Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was found scavenging the bins on Rectory Park Avenue in Northolt two days after bonfire night in November.


‘Minnie’ was found by a member of the public on the evening of 7 November. She was in a seriously emaciated state but remained extremely friendly and trusting. The concerned member of the public gave her a sandwich which, due to her condition, she promptly brought back up.

She was taken to a vet who found her on the verge of organ breakdown, with extreme muscle wastage. She weighed just nine kilograms. All four of her feet had overgrown claws.

Minnie was not microchipped but had quite distinctive brown markings on her ears.

The vets named her Skinny Minnie after a Bill Haley and the Comets song.

Minnie is now being cared for in one of the RSPCA’s animal centres where she is steadily gaining weight and is playing ‘fetch’ with the nurses.

RSPCA inspector Dale Grant said: “Someone, somewhere knows something about this lovely girl.

“It never ceases to amaze me that despite the obvious trauma, neglect and ill treatment of this beautiful girl, she still craves love and attention.

“She will, I am sure, make someone an amazing family pet but, in the meantime, I would very much like to find the people responsible for her condition.”

Those with information should contact the RSPCA on the inspectorate appeal line – 0300 123 8018.

To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this, text HELP to 78866 now to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).