Tuesday 25 February 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about a dog who was left to starve to death in a shed in Blaenau Gwent.

The emaciated body of the Staffordshire bull terrier dog was discovered by a member of the public at an allotment on Jubilee Road in New Tredegar on 18 January 2014. The dog was a white, unneutered male with black spots on both his ears.

The shed floor was covered with faeces and mud. A black plastic dog bed and a tub of water were visible,  but the water was covered over by a wooden gate so the dog would have been unable to access it.  It is thought the dog may have been dead for a number of weeks before being discovered.

The allotment shed where the dog was found

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan collected the body of the dog and following initial enquiries is now appealing for anyone who recognises the description of the dog to get in contact. She said: “This is an absolutely shocking case where a dog has been left to die a long and painful death.

“Someone must know where he came from and I urge them to please contact me as no animal should ever have to suffer like this and we need to find out who did this.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the RSPCA inspector’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Inspector Chan.

The emaciated body of the Staffordshire bull terrier dog was discovered in New Tredegar

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