The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found abandoned and sitting in her own urine at a service station in Stafford.

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The female lurcher was discovered in the early hours of Saturday (20 May) after a man heard her barking. She was found tied to a traffic cone in a corner of Lammascote Service Station, in Lammascote Road, Stafford.

She has now been taken into the RSPCA’s care, where staff have named her Susie.

RSPCA inspector Dawn Burrell said: “Susie was incredibly distressed when she was found, which is understandable. She was scared and was sitting in her own urine.

“Thankfully, she is not in poor health and she is now getting a lot of love and attention from the staff who are looking after her, but it is very sad knowing that someone intentionally abandoned her like this. She doesn’t have a microchip so we have no way of knowing where she came from.

“We hope that the public will be able to help us trace who did this.”

Those with information should contact the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018, and leave a message for Inspector Burrell. All calls are treated in confidence.

The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3. (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message.)