RSPCA appeal after puppy with slash-wound found dumped in rubbish

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tiny puppy, which has now been named Mabel, was found with a slash wound in Huddersfield.

The Staffie, thought to be aged between 10-14 days old, was found in the bin area outside a closed-down shop called Lahore Foodstore and General Store on Cross Road, off Crosland Street in Crosland Moor.

Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA inspector Emma Brook said:

This very young puppy could not have been more vulnerable.

Emma Brook
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The puppy was found at about 7pm on Tuesday 5 May, and was taken to a local vet practice for treatment.

She is being hand-reared by a volunteer who has called her Mabel.

Emma continued:

The vets said it was a very bad injury. They stapled it up but unfortunately it broke down so it’s since had to be managed as an open wound which is more of a challenge. “I’ve been told she’s doing well though, the wound is now healing and hopefully she is going to make it.”

Emma Brook
  • Anyone who has information about the puppy should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.