The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with a severe skin condition was found near a Dudley nature reserve.Skydog1.jpg

The ten-month-old female English bull terrier was picked up by a dog warden at Fens Pool, in Bryce Road, Brierley Hill, on Monday, 4 January, with the RSPCA becoming involved due to the dog having severe mange.

Mange is caused by parasitic mites and causes itching, hair loss, scabs and lesions.

The dog – named Sky – is microchipped however the owner’s details on the chip were incorrect.

RSPCA inspector Joe Burgess, who is investigating the case, said: “This poor dog was in such a bad way and would have been in so much discomfort and pain.Skythedog.jpg

“Thankfully she is on the mend now but we would like to know where she came from – at this stage we don’t know if she strayed or was dumped.

“We would urge anyone who knows anything about where Sky came from to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

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