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CCTV captures moment man dumps injured dog on stranger's doorstep

Snow White was dumped on a doorstep with an open fracture. Credit: RSPCA

CCTV has captured the moment a man dumped a seriously injured dog on a stranger’s doorstep in Hertfordshire.

The RSPCA was called to help at the property in Flamstead on Friday night.(7 September)

The resident heard a noise at around 11pm and found the dog, a white female lurcher-type on their doorstep and saw a car leaving the scene.

The dog was very frightened and had a nasty open fracture to one of her rear legs.

When the caller looked back over her CCTV she realised she had captured the moment a man heartlessly abandoned her on the doorstep.

The man can be seen walking up the drive with the dog, onto the doorstep, and then turning around to leave the dog behind. He appears to be dressed in dark clothes with white trainers and a white baseball cap on. I’d appeal to anyone who recognises him or the dog to get in touch with us on 0300 123 8018.

– RSPCA inspector Phil Norman
Snow White may still require an amputation. Credit: RSPCA

The dog - now named Snow White - is thought to be around four or five years old and is now being cared for by RSCPA staff at the Putney Animal Hospital in London.

Snow White has a nasty open fracture to her hind leg and the bone is sticking out, it’s awful. She’s been on painkillers while x-rays and tests are carried out.

We’re hoping to save the leg by repairing the break with a metal plate but we’re concerned about the infection so it’s touch and go at the moment as to whether she may need an amputation.

She’s such a sweet, gentle, friendly dog and it’s heartbreaking to think someone could coldly dump her in the middle of the night in such a state.

Thankfully, she’s safe now and is in the best place. We’ll make sure she gets lots of TLC until she’s back on her paws and then we’ll find her the paw-fect home.

– Amanda Rooney, Putney Animal Hospital