RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a scared, cold and emaciated dog was found in Llanelli.

A member of the public called the RSPCA on Thursday (24 September) after they spotted the little Chinese crested dog at the back of the Wildlife and Wetland Trust in Llanelli.

Dog found Llanelli Sept15 pic2RSPCA inspector Holly Brown said: “The dog was spotted the day before but when they realised she was still there the next day the member of public gave us a call.

“She was very scared, cold and hungry. When she saw us approaching she hid under a thornbush and growled at me, but as soon as I got hold of her she snuggled up in my arms and wagged her tail at me!

“I took her straight to the vets and was told she is emaciated, with a body score of one out of five, and has a heavy flea infestation. She was also slightly dehydrated.”

The dog is microchipped – but unfortunately all of the details are out of date so we are unable to trace her owner.

Inspector Brown added: “We don’t know if she was abandoned or has strayed. So we are appealing for information to try and find out where she is from and what happened to her.

“This case serves as a reminder about how important it is to keep the details on microchips up to date, as there could be a loving owner out there looking for this dog, and we have no way of knowing.”

Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).