RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after an emaciated and poorly dog was dumped in Newport.

The dog was found in a collapsed, weak state on Wednesday, 23 December and had been tied to a bin with a heavy chain at Hartridge Farm Road.

Dog dumped in NewportThe male springer spaniel – approximately four-years-old – was rushed to a vets.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “This poor dog was emaciated, and his eyes were closed due to thick green pus. He was unable to stand due to his poor health.

“Sadly on veterinary advice the dog was put to sleep. He was microchipped, but the details were out of date so we are unable to track down his owner. We believe him to be from the Rhondda Cynon Taf area.

“We’re appealing for information to try and find out who this dog belongs to.

“Anyone with information about this dog should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”

The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home. It is also important to register the chip with a national database and update your contact details if you move or change phone number. More information can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/microchipping

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