Custard 2RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about the circumstances which led to a young, unwell puppy being abandoned at a Wrexham vets.

The RSPCA was made aware on 11 October that the young pup, aged approximately six weeks old, was left at Rhyd Broughton Vets, Gatewen Road, Wrexham. He was very poorly, visibly thin, weak, dehydrated and suffering from diarrhea.

He was in urgent need of veterinary care, so it was vital the puppy was able to get the care he needed. However, RSPCA Cymru is seeking information concerning the circumstances in which the puppy was dumped in such a state.

The member of the public who left the dog – now nicknamed Custard – at the vets provided no contact details, and said the animal had been taken from a friend due to its poor condition.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said:

“Whilst this puppy was in urgent need of veterinary care, and it is such a relief he was tended to, RSPCA Cymru is trying to decipher the circumstances which led the puppy being left in this way, in such an unwell state.

“We are grateful to the member of the public for bringing what was a very poorly animal to receive veterinary attention. However,
Custard 3we obviously have concerns about any animal in this condition and would like to find out how he came to be in this state.

“Fortunately, Custard has recovered well after such a difficult time.  But his ordeal is an important reminder as to the responsibilities people have towards their pets.

“Anyone with any information can contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated in confidence, and any information could help us find out exactly what happened to Custard.”

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