RSPCA Cymru make urgent appeal to find owner

Wednesday 16 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a blind dog was discovered collapsed in a street in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The black and white Jack Russell bitch was found in an appalling condition outside a house in Pant-Y-Cerdin yesterday (15th October 2013) after a member of the public saw her staggering around screaming in pain.  She was so thin her ribs and backbone were visible and there was blood on her back.

Following an examination she was also found to have mammary and stomach tumours and sadly she was put to sleep on veterinary advice to ease her suffering.

Inspector Gemma Cooper was shocked by the severity of neglect  the Jack Russell had endured. She said:  “This dog was in an absolutely dreadful state and the extent of her suffering was heartbreaking to see. She was clearly in a lot of pain and desperately needed treatment,  yet was found staggering around a street.

“We need to trace the owner of this dog and ask anyone who thinks they may know where this dog came from to get in touch with us urgently.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector Cooper. Calls will be treated in confidence.

Causing an animal unnecessary suffering is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and carries a maximum sentence of up to six months custody and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

The RSPCA is only able to investigate instances like this thanks to donations from our  supporters. If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).