Rescued pup i - Llandarcy, Sept 2019A young bull-breed cross pup with obvious deformities has been found alone and potentially abandoned on grounds belonging to the Llandarcy Sports Academy.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the poor pup last Wednesday (18 September). The dog was found around lunchtime that day.

It is feared the male pup – aged approximately 16 weeks of age – may have been dumped. The RSPCA is concerned this could be linked to the “likely high vet bills” linked with the dog’s deformed wrists and problematic moving.

Attempts were made by those who found the pup to trace an owner, but they have had no luck. He is not microchipped, and is now in the care of the RSPCA.

The animal welfare charity has urged anyone with information about the suspected abandonment to contact them, and highlighted that it is “heartbreaking to think someone may have felt this pup didn’t deserve the same care as one who isn’t deformed”.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This poor pup was found potentially abandoned on Wednesday (18 September) – with no owner to be seen, and no microchip evident.

“Both the pup’s front paws are curled, and the dog was seen walking on his ankle joints.

“We fear he may have been dumped deliberately, possibly due to the likely high vet bills that could be associated with his challenging circumstances.

“It is absolutely heartbreaking to think someone may have felt this pup didn’t deserve the same care as one who isn’t deformed – and they were carelessly abandoned like this. However, equally, if this pup has strayed accidentally, we are eager to make contact with the owners.

“He’s a stunning young bull-breed cross pup and we’d urge anyone with information about what may have happened here to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”