A severely matted dog in "intense pain" was rushed to the vet after being abandoned in Somerset.
Marley, a 12-year-old Shih-tzu cross Yorkshire terrier, was found in Bleadon on Thursday 16 January by a member of the public who then took him to the RSPCA for urgent care.
From there he was rushed to a vet, where they had to cut and shave off 1.68kg of matted fur.
The vet said Marley would have been in a "tremendous" amount of pain.
The RSPCA is now appealing for any information about what could have happened to Marley.
According to the charity, he is microchipped but the information they have for him is not up-to-date.