The RSPCA is appealing for information after a severely underweight puppy was found curled up at the side of the road in Coventry.


The four-month-old Lurcher-type dog, who has been named William, was found by a member of the public and was taken to the RSPCA’s Coventry Animal Centre on Wednesday (9 September), where the decision was made to get him seen straightaway at a vets.

RSPCA inspector Nicky Foster said: “William was found curled up on the pavement next to the side of the road in Willenhall Lane and he could barely stand up.


“He looks like a walking skeleton. He is the thinnest dog I have seen in the 10 years I have been an inspector. You can see every single bone in his body.

“As soon as the vet saw him, he was admitted straight away. He has been given fluids and is being monitored. He is being given small bits of food to get him used to it and is on a heated mat, as his temperature was so low.


“William has been through so much already and has had such a rubbish start to life but he is now in the right place.

“We want to find out where William has come from and how he ended up in the state he is in. We would urge anyone who has any information to call us on 0300 123 8018.”

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