The RSPCA is appealing for information after a neglected West Highland terrier dog was found wandering the streets of Corby.
The female dog was found by a member of the public in Boden Close, in Danesholm Estate, on Saturday (11 March). She was taken to a local vet, who was so concerned about the state she was in that they contacted the RSPCA.
Inspector Polly Underwood, who is investigating, said: “She was in a terrible state, very dirty with severe fur loss, discharge around her eyes and could barely see.
“Her claws were also extremely overgrown, to the point that one of them had curled right under into her pad.”
The dog, who has been called Doris, is now in the RSPCA’s care.
Inspector Underwood said: “She has had a haircut and is on medication. Thankfully she has perked up now and she has found her voice!”
It is not known exactly how old she is, but she is believed to be a senior dog.
“It is terrible that she was left in this neglected state and we are very keen to find out how she came to be like this,” added Inspector Underwood.
Anyone who has any information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018, leaving a message for Inspector Underwood.
To help the RSPCA look after animals like Doris text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message) or visit www.rspca.org.uk/give.