THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was believed to have been dumped out of a car at Lower Machen, Newport.

A member of the public reported the alleged incident to the RSPCA after they witnessed a black Golf type car pull off and leave a dog behind on the side of the road. It has been then reported that the car then drove off at speed at around 5.45am on Sunday [5 July].

Lower Machen dog1 July15RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “Unfortunately the caller did not see who was driving.

“The dog hasn’t got a collar and isn’t microchipped – so we can’t identify her owner.

“She is an elderly greyhound lurcher type dog and she does have a bad leg – but this could be an old injury.”

Inspector McNeil took the dog to a veterinary surgery for a check-up and is to be transferred to the local dog warden.

She added: “We are appealing to anyone who has any information about this suspected incident or about this dog to contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated in confidence.”

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