The RSPCA is appealing for information after a nervous corgi was tied up and abandoned outside a vets in Birmingham.

The male dog was found by a member of the public outside Fivelands Vets, in Church Road, Yardley, at around 10.50pm on the evening of Friday, 7 July.

Shortly before finding the dog, the member of the public saw two white Citroen vans hanging around the area, one with two males inside and the other with one male inside.

RSPCA inspector Louise Marston said: “Unfortunately we have no further description of the males and no registration numbers or CCTV, so we are relying on the public to help us further in this investigation.

“The dog was tied up outside the vets and was, understandably, very nervous. He is not microchipped and so we have no way of knowing where he came from.”

The dog is now with the local dog warden.

Anyone who has any information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018, leaving a message for Inspector Marston.

Inspector Marston added: “The RSPCA is called out to collect thousands of dumped dogs every year

“People often think that Christmas is the time we see the most abandoned animals – but it is actually the summer. In the summer months the number of dumped animals we rescue spikes up in number – with one animal being collected every hour on average.

“We understand that circumstances can change which can mean people may no longer be in a position to look after their pet but if something like this happens, we would urge pet owners to act responsibly.

“If you believe an animal is being cruelly treated or you come across a pet who has been abandoned please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency line on 0300 1234 999.”

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