An appeal for information has been launched after the discovery of a French bulldog in the Splott area of Cardiff with a large bleeding mammary tumour on her left-side.
The dog was found by a member of the public on Wednesday (17 January), and taken in by the local authority. A veterinarian gave the dog antibiotics, and a full examination.
A microchip was detected on the dog – but, following RSPCA investigations, it has emerged the details do not appear to have been kept up-to-date.
RSPCA Cymru is seeking to decipher information as to who may own the dog, and why it was found abandoned on the streets of Cardiff with untreated welfare concerns.
Selina Griffiths, RSPCA inspector, said: “This poor French bulldog was found in the Splott area of Cardiff in a desperately poor state.
“The poor thing had a bleeding mammary tumour on her left side.
“A microchip was found – but the details are not up-to-date, so it is unclear where this dog has come from.
“Somebody must know something about how this dog came to be found alone on the streets of Splott in such a sorry state. Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018, with all calls treated in confidence.”
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