The RSPCA is investigating after an emaciated Mastiff which later died was found on a Birmingham street.

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The adult male brindle-coloured dog was taken into the PDSA in Aston on Saturday morning (20 February) after three men found him straying on Hamstead Hill, in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham.

RSPCA inspector Mike Scargill said: “Realistically, a fully-grown Mastiff dog should weigh between 73kg and 100kg, but this poor dog weighed only 34kg. He was very thin and in a bad way. The vets did what they could do to help him but sadly he died on Saturday night.

“The dog was not microchipped and was not wearing a collar so we have no way of knowing where he came from.

“I am appealing for the public to help us find out more about the dog. I would be grateful if the three men who found the dog could please contact me, and also any members of the public who may recognise him to call us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.

“Due to the appalling body condition that the dog was found in, it is imperative that we find out more about where this poor dog came from and how he came to end up in this terrible way.”

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