Elderly dog left tied to railings

RSPCA appeals for information about abandonment

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly German shepherd dog was found tied to railings at the entrance of a Manchester park today (7 March).


The black and tan dog was found at about 11.50am by a member of staff at Platt Fields Park.  It is not known how long he had been there.


The dog’s eyes were badly ulcerated and he was arthritic and underweight.  He was wearing a black fabric collar but had no ID tag or microchip to identify him.  He had been tied to the railings with a chain lead with a red fabric handle.GSD1.jpg


RSPCA inspector Natalie Avery said:  “This poor dog was desperately in need of some care and veterinary attention.  But instead he had just been left on his own at the very time he really needed somebody.


“We know that sometimes it can be hard to afford veterinary care for your pets, but a caring owner should not be abandoning their animals like this.


“We want to hear from anyone who may have seen someone walking or leaving this dog or even someone whose friend or relative might have had a dog like this one until very recently.”


Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.


The dog is now being cared for at an RSPCA animal hospital.


The RSPCA is a charity that relies on donations to exist.  To help us care for animals like this dog please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts cost £3 plus one standard network rate message).