RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a Patterdale Cross Terrier type dog was found abandoned wet and cold in a car park in Pontypridd.

The dog – who is black with a white chest and is aged under one year old – was found soaking wet in a travel cage near the car park at Sardis Road on Saturday (5 January). The dog was kindly taken home by a member of the public before the RSPCA took him into their care.

Pontypridd dog abandonedment Jan19 pic3RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “Sadly and shockingly this young dog was left abandoned in his travel cage in a car park. He was found wet and must have been very scared.

“He wasn’t injured and is in good health – but he wasn’t microchipped so we don’t know where he came from or who owns him. It does appear however, that he was just dumped all alone in the cold.

“We will never truly know why people abandoned animals. We would always say to anyone who is struggling to cope with their animal – it is always best to ask for help either from friends and family or by turning to one of the many animal rescue organisations.”

Following a vet check at RSPCA’s Merthyr Veterinary Clinic the Patterdale Cross Terrier type dog is now in boarding.

Inspector Evans – who has nicknamed him Wilbert – added: “He is a very friendly dog, so if an owner is not found and he is made available for rehoming I’m sure he will make a great companion and will find his forever home.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018, leaving a message for Inspector Evans

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