The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was rescued with injuries thought to have been caused by being beaten.

 

A member of the public called the RSPCA about the puppy they’d bought with the change in their pocked from teenagers in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, after seeing it being mistreated in Sowerby Crescent at 1pm yesterday (Sunday 5 April).Appeal after teenagers seen beating pup

 

The dog is described as a Patterdale terrier, and was aged around five-months-old. He wasn’t microchipped or wearing a collar and ID tag as is now required by law,

 

RSPCA Inspector Clare Wilson said: “The poor pup had bruising to his abdomen but, more significantly, he had a very swollen and infected penis, and would have been in a lot of pain.

 

“It’s thought this injury had been caused by another animal about a week previously. He also had some scarring on his face so we think he was probably living with other dogs.

 

“Sadly, vets determined that the tissue was now necrotic so there was no other option but to put him to sleep.”

 

Anyone with information about how the puppy came by his injuries call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message.

 

The RSPCA is continuing an emergency-only service through the lockdown period.

 

To help the RSPCA keep rescuing animals in these unprecedented times, please donate whatever you can spare at www.rspca.org.uk/covid

 

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