RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after an emaciated and unwell dog was found in Cardiff Bay.
The rottweiler dog – who is aged around 14 years – was found on Seagar Drive on Monday (19 March).
RSPCA inspector Selina Griffiths said: “Sadly, it appears that this dog, who was found in a very bad condition, may have been dumped.
“He was found to be very thin, emaciated and his back legs were going, which could be due to his age.
“The dog was taken to an independent vets, where he was found to be very unwell. The sad decision was made to put him to sleep to prevent further suffering.”
The dog was microchipped, but the details were out of date so we are unable to track down his owner.
Inspector Griffiths said: “We’re appealing for information to try and find out what happened to this poor dog.
“Anyone with information about this incident or if anyone recognises this dog should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”
The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home. It is also important to register the chip with a national database and update your contact details if you move or change phone number. More information can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/microchipping
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