The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog who is thought to have been used for breeding was found abandoned in a Birmingham street.

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A member of the public found the American bulldog in Bolton Road on Friday, 18 August. She was found limping and wandering in the busy road.

RSPCA inspector Kim Charles, who is investigating, said: “We could tell as soon as we looked at her that she had been overbred. Her mammary glands were very large and her body had become deformed as a result of all the breeding she has been put through.

“On top of that, she also had a horrific skin condition which had left her skin red raw. She had been through such a lot and was in quite a state when she was found.”

Sadly, as she was so poorly she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

Kim said: “It is so sad as she was so lovely and friendly, but it was clear that she was in a lot of pain and discomfort. She was very subdued and reluctant to move.”

Anyone with information which can help the RSPCA’s investigation can contact the charity’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated with complete confidence.

The dog is the third abandoned animal in a poor condition which the RSPCA has dealt with in Birmingham in the space of a week.

A kitten was found in a weak condition after being abandoned in a shopping bag in Kingstanding on 21 August, and on 16 August a pregnant cat was dumped in a taped-up pet carrier in a Saltley street.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).