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Blind puppy found dumped by bins in Gloucestershire

A blind puppy is receiving treatment after he was found dumped near some bins in Gloucestershire.

Animal welfare charity the RSPCA is appealing for information so they can find the person responsible. Credit: RSPCA

The one-eyed pug is just eleven weeks old and was found cowering in a box in Tewkesbury on Saturday 26 January.

A member of the public found the tiny pug, now named 'Skip', near bins in the Twyning area of the town.

Animal welfare charity the RSPCA is appealing for any information about the puppy and the person who dumped him.

He is now receiving emergency treatment at Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home after staff realised he had serious problems with one eye.

RSPCA inspector Thea Kerrison described Skip as the "sweetest little thing".

She said: "It is such a cruel thing to do, to just discard an animal who is desperately in need of help. To think a puppy in such a shocking condition was just thrown away is heartbreaking."

According to James Tubb from Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home, Skip is still finding his feet and isn't confident at walking yet.

He said: "He keeps reversing back into people. We suspect he’s not had the opportunity to learn to walk and has perhaps been kept in cramped conditions before he was dumped.”

The RSPCA is urging anyone with information about the pug or the person who dumped him to come forward.