Police and the RSPCA are working to identify the owner of an emaciated dog that was found abandoned.

The dog was found yesterday (Monday 20 January) lying on the side of a road named Cordy Lane in Albrighton, Shropshire.

It was reported that she was in a severe hypothermic state and that if she wasn't found she could have died within a few hours.

She was taken to a local vets by a member of public and is now receiving urgent treatment and care from the RSPCA.

She has been given the name Honey because of her "sweet-nature."

Honey is said to be a "boxer-cross type dog" and is around 2 years old. She also has an overshot bottom jaw

The charity and West Mercia Police are working together to help identify the owner.

“This poor dog was clearly emaciated and all her bones were protruding. I was utterly shocked by her condition. She must have been terrified as she was left to suffer all alone at the side of a road in a rural area on a really cold morning."

RSPCA Inspector Jackie Hickman

"We’re working with the RSPCA to trace the owner of the dog and would ask anyone who has any information that may help with our enquiries to get in contact.”

PC Amanda Broadley

The RSPCA are also keen to hear from anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in the area. Anyone who can help should call the police or the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.

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