Dog found 'in a very bad way' with rotting skin

Warning, distressing pictures below

A dog who was found with rotting skin, wandering in a country lane in Warwick, has had to be put to sleep because he was so neglected.

The nine-year-old dog, named Jake, was picked up by a local warden on 5 January after being found in a lane between Hampton Magna and Hatton.

He was immediately taken to a vets, where he was so poorly that he was put to sleep on humane grounds.

His claws were three inches long and he was struggling to walk. Credit: RSPCA

According to RSPCA inspector Georgia McCormick, Jake also had a severely matted coat and had pus coming out of his eyes and ears.

On top of that, he was incredibly thin, with no fat on him at all, and his ribs, backbone and hips were sticking out.

“He was in a very bad way and clearly had not been cared for in a very long time.”

His name and age were on his microchip, however the contact details of his owner were not up to date and the phone number didn't work.

We are really keen to find out how Jake came to be how he was, and whether he was callously dumped. He was suffering a great deal when he was found. It is horrific to think that he got into this state.

Inspector McCormick

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