The RSPCA is appealing for information after a frightened, underweight dog was abandoned outside an animal centre in Burton-on-Trent.

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The one-year-old saluki-type dog was dumped outside the RSPCA’s Hillfield Animal Home, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, on Thursday morning (1 June), at around 9.10am.

A black Audi A3 was seen driving away seconds after the dog was dumped.

The dog, who had no collar, lead or microchip, has been named Kiwi by RSPCA staff.

Dave Dubois, manager of the animal centre, said: “Our driveway runs directly parallel to the A38 so it was very lucky staff witnessed what was happening, as Kiwi could have been seriously injured or killed if he had ran onto the dual carriageway.

“We want to appeal for any information which might help us find out more about this little boy. He is a very sweet-natured dog, but was extremely frightened at first and a little underweight and dirty.

“We would urge the gentleman who was driving the Audi to get in touch so we can understand why and how this lovely dog ended up here.”

Kiwi is currently not available for rehoming while the RSPCA investigate how he came to be abandoned.

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.