Chihuahua-cross, A472, iAn urgent search for the owner of a dog has been launched – after he was hit by several cars on the A472 yesterday morning (6 November), near Pontypool roundabout.

The male chihuahua-cross dog was collected by the RSPCA having gone under a car on the A road.

Sadly, the dog is believed to have been struck by a number of vehicles after venturing into the road, and is carrying a bad head injury and likely broken hind legs. He is undergoing urgent treatment at a veterinary practice following the incident.

The dog is microchipped, but the details are out-of-date; prompting RSPCA Cymru to launch an urgent appeal in the hope of tracing the owner.

Microchip details suggest the dog may be called Chase, or this was an old name on his microchip which hasn’t been updated.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA, Summerhill Vets or Torfaen County Borough Council as soon as possible.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Izzi Higell said: “It was so sad to collect this poor dog – who seems to have been hit by a number of vehicles and ended up underneath a car.

“There was nothing the poor motorists could do and this event has obviously caused a great deal of distress.

“Sadly, the poor chihuahua-cross is badly injured and remains with vets. Microchip details are not up-to-date, so we’re urgently trying to trace an owner.

“We’d urge the owner, or anyone with information, to contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018; or contact Summerhill Vets or Torfaen County Borough Council.” Should you wish to help the RSPCA, you can donate online.