The RSPCA is investigating after a dog with a broken leg was left tied to railings outside a vet clinic in Potton in Bedfordshire.
The dog - a one-year-old male lurcher type nicknamed Rosco - was found by staff at the vets surgery on Thursday afternoon (17 May) tied to railings in Deepdale.
The tan-coloured pooch was assessed by vets who suspect he will likely need the broken leg - his right rear leg - amputated.
He was wearing a leather collar and was tied to the railings with a piece of string.
After his operation, Rosco will be moved to RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire where his treatment and rehabilitation will continue.
If no one comes forward to claim him he’ll be rehomed once he has recovered from his surgery.
The RSPCA is also investigating his abandonment and would like to hear from anyone who recognises him, knows where he’s come from or saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them.