Abandoned Shih-tzu hobbles around a housing estate with paws so big he could hardly walk

The RSPCA is appealing for information about an abandoned Shih-tzu whose fur was so matted his paws were four times their usual size which meant the animal could barely walk.

Puffin was found hobbling around a housing estate with his fur full of rubbish and faeces. Vets believe the two-year-old dog, found in south London, had never been badly neglected.

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RSPCA inspectors are keen to hear from anyone who knows how he got in such a bad state.

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Credit: RSPCA

Puffin was found in Thamesmead near Yarnton Way, London, on September 8. Anyone with information is asked to call 0300 123 8018.