The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly collie type dog was found straying and in a poorly condition in the Buttsash area of Hythe.
The dark brindle-coloured dog was found on Netley View Estate by a member of the public who kindly took her in and contacted the New Forest District Council dog warden. She was found on 24 September.
The RSPCA was contacted as the dog was suffering from extensive fur loss along her back, overgrown claws and had a huge abdominal tumour which had been left untreated. She was examined by a vet but sadly had to be put to sleep to prevent her from suffering further.
Despite enquiries and investigations no owner has been found and the RSPCA is now appealing for information about who this poor dog belonged to.
RSPCA inspector Patrick Bailey said:
“This poor dog had been left to get into a terrible state and was suffering needlessly.
“We hope that someone will know where she came from. She had distinctive eyes – the left was brown and the right blue and she had white markings on her feet, front leg, chest, neck and face.
“What is really upsetting is that she was friendly and affectionate and deserved better treatment from the person on whom she relied for care and protection.”
Anyone with information on where this dog came from is asked to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.
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