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.
RSPCA inspector Emma Brook said:
This very young puppy could not have been more vulnerable.
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.
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.”
Anyone who has information about the puppy should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.