The RSPCA have appealed for information after a "poorly" shih tzu was found limping on Turnbull Road in Gorton on Sunday.
A concerned member of the public contacted the RSPCA and Inspector Lorna Campbell came to the little dog’s rescue. He was taken to Greater Manchester Animal Hospital and is now receiving treatment by RSPCA staff.
The RSPCA say they haven't been able to trace the dog's owner because he was not microchipped.
The male cream shih tzu had recently been groomed and was wearing a black collar with white bones on it.
The RSPCA have asked anyone with information to contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and reference Inspector Campbell. All calls will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
In April 2016, it became a legal requirement to have dogs microchipped and registered details kept up-to-date. For more details on microchipping visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/general/microchipping/dogs