The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated elderly German Shepherd was found collapsed in Birmingham.
The male dog, thought to be aged 10, was found collapsed on a grass verge in Blossom Grove, Hodge Hill, on Monday (11 Jan).
He was immediately taken to the vets but he was so ill that he sadly died later that day.
RSPCA animal collection officer Karl Marston said: “The poor dog was very ill – he was emaciated, covered in open sores and smelled very strongly of urine. He was in a terrible condition – one of the worst I have seen for a long time.
“Given his collapsed state, it is unlikely that he would have strayed far at all, leading us to believe that he may have been dumped.
“He was not chipped and had no collar so we have no idea where he came from. It was so sad to see a dog in such an appalling condition and it is completely unacceptable that someone may have let him get into the state he was in before callously dumping him.”
Anyone who has any information on the dog should contact the RSPCA’s appeals line in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.
The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).