Who dumped and hurt this puppy?
RSPCA appeals for information about puppy found in Merthyr Tydfil
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a seriously injured tiny Patterdale terrier type dog was found dumped in woodland in Cyfarthfa Park on Tuesday (24 June).
The black and white puppy, thought to be just 10-weeks-old, was found by a dog walker. He was unconscious and had been wrapped in a tea towel.
When the dog walker took the puppy to the vets it was discovered that the tiny animal had a fractured skull and his injuries were so severe that vets had to put him to sleep to prevent him from suffering any further.
RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper was contacted and is investigating the incident. She said: “The vets said that the puppy’s head had been hit by a blunt object and was probably done deliberately.
“Because of the way he was found we can only assume that somebody did this on purpose.
“I find it shocking that someone could do something so brutal to such a small dog who would have suffered immeasurably.
“We need to find out who was behind this so if anyone saw anything suspicious or knows someone who had a puppy like this until very recently we need them to get in touch urgently.”
The dog was wrapped in a distinctive sage-coloured tea towel.
Anyone with information should call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.
The RSPCA can only investigate incidents like this with your support. Please give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).