The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information concerning a tanned Sharpei.

The female dog was found alone and wandering through the woods at Coed Bryndansi, Llanelian-yn-Rhos near Colwyn Bay.

Sharpei Llanelian-yn-RhosUnfortunately, despite the new law in Wales requiring all dogs to be microchipped and the details kept up to date, the information on the microchip wasn’t correct. The RSPCA are keen to track down her owners and find out how she came to be left in the woods alone.

She was suffering from a massive ulcerated tumour, was also underweight and had curled and overgrown nails, which showed she had been neglected for some time.

She was found by a member of the public on the morning of Saturday 16 April but sadly was in such a poor state of health that a vet said the kindest thing to do was put her to sleep to prevent further suffering.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas is now trying to find out information about where she came from.

Inspector Thomas said: “I’m grateful to the caring member of the public who found her. She must have been in a lot of pain from the ulcerated tumour and scared not being in familiar surroundings.

“We are very keen to know how she came to be in the woods and where her owners are.

“We hope someone from the area may recognise her and come forward. You can call our inspectorate line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

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