A dog is being treated by RSPCA vets after she was found dumped in a front garden in Orpington at the weekend, wearing veterinary bandages and a catheter in her leg.

Homeowners on Crofton Road in Orpington, Kent, were surprised to find the young/small Shepherd type dog with clear injuries sitting helplessly in their front garden on Saturday morning (8 July) around 7.30am.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer rushed to the address.

He said: “The poor dog was clearly in a lot of pain. She was still wearing veterinary bandages on both her front legs when I got there, and she wasn’t able to walk so there’s no way she got there on her own, she must have been deliberately left there which is a horrible thought.

“The dog had no use of front left leg and sore on the right so I took her straight to a vet who discovered that not only was she suffering with paralysis of one front leg, she also still had a catheter in the other leg, which means she must have only recently been treated by a vet. The dog is microchipped but her details are not up to date, so I’m appealing to anyone in the area who recognises her, and to any vets who have treated her recently, to come forward.”

Anyone with any information can leave a message for Inspector Pulfer on the RSPCA inspector’s appeal line number by calling 0300 123 8018.

Inspector Pulfer added: “She is a very sweet and loving dog who really did not deserve to be treated this way. She will now go to our RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital for more treatment, and sadly it is likely she will have to have her paralysed leg amputated, but she will get all the care, treatment and love she deserves with our hospital staff whilst I investigate who is responsible for dumping her.”

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