The RSPCA is hunting a cruel pet owner who abandoned a dog in a park in the ‘worst condition’ inspectors had ever seen.
A member of the public alerted the animal charity after discovering the pooch screaming in agony near Handsworth Cemetery in Birmingham on Sunday (March 5).
The neglected male German Shepherd was left on top of a pink blanket and dumped in a bush with a huge testicular tumour and degloved jaw. He was rushed to a vets where sadly he was put to sleep to end his suffering and the RSPCA has now launched an appeal track down the owner responsible.
RSPCA animal rescue officer Cara Gibbon said: “This poor dog was in an atrocious state when he was found. As RSPCA officers, we see animals who suffered horrendous cruelty and neglect every single day but this poor dog was in the worst condition I have ever seen.
“He was making such pitiful whimpering noises and screaming in pain. He was unable to stand so we know he’d been deliberately abandoned. We also know he was dumped around 8am on Sunday morning so we’re really keen to hear from anyone who was in the area who may have seen this happening, or anyone with dash cam footage that could help our investigation.
“He was also unable to close his mouth because of the injury to his jaw which had been left degloved. Sadly because of the severity of the condition he was found, he had to be put to sleep by a vet to end his suffering.
“I was heartbroken to see someone had allowed a dog to suffer in this state and simply dumped him this way when he was most in need of help and care. This is the result of prolonged neglect over a long period of time so I’m desperate to find out who was responsible for allowing him to get this way before dumping him without thought or consideration to his welfare."
Anyone who knows who owned the dog is urged to contact the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018.