A DOG which was found after being allegedly beaten in Caerphilly is on the mend.
The poor brindle lurcher was found collapsed by a member of the public on a small grass verge at the end of Rudry Road, Rudry, Caerphilly, at 7.10pm on Tuesday 16 September.
A member of the public, who notified the RSPCA, said a woman riding a horse said she saw two men beating a dog and then run off.
The dog – now named Sergeant – was taken to a vet in Newport for treatment, where it was discovered that he had an air weapon pellet in his skull.
But despite all the odds, Sergeant, who is around 10 years old, has improved significantly and is now recuperating at an RSPCA animal centre.
RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “Sergeant will be available for rehoming in the near future, which is great news.
“The vet has discovered he had a pellet inside his skull – suggesting that he had been shot by an airgun.
“An operation to remove it would cause more problems, but at the moment the pellet shards are not a major issue. Although he is still a bit wobbly.”
She added that information is still needed on tracking down those responsible.
“We are still looking for leads and would like to speak to the horse rider who witnessed the incident,” she said.
“A kind member of the public has even offered a small reward for that person to come forward with information that leads to finding the suspects.”
Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.
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