The RSPCA is appealing for information as part of an investigation into the death of a dog who was found emaciated and bleeding tied to a road sign in Crewe.
A woman spotted the large Dogue de Bordeaux abandoned in Birchall Walk on Tuesday morning, January 24.
She had been tied to the ‘Birchall Walk’ road sign with a blue lead.
The lady rushed the dog to a local vets before alerting the RSPCA.
Inspector Andy Harris, who has launched an investigation, said:
The animal welfare charity has now launched an investigation into the abandonment of the dog, thought to be around four-years-old, as well as how she came to be in such poor condition.
Staff at the hospital weighed her at just 36kg. Adult dogs of this breed should weigh between 55-65kg.
Vet Rachel Watkinson said:
Inspector Harris is keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the dog or know where she has come from, or from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time she was abandoned. He said:
- To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).
- Anyone with information should call the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.