January 21, 2019 11.57 am This story is over 58 months old

Dumped puppy so thin he couldn’t stand

How could anyone let a dog get into this state?

A three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier too skinny to stand or eat is fighting for his life at a veterinary practice after he was dumped in Grimsby.

When he was taken in for treatment, the dog also had discharge coming from his eyes, overgrown nails which have cut in his paws, a prolapsed penis and his very anaemic.

The RSPCA found the dog without a microchip on Sunday, January 20 in Grimsby on Wooton Road and officers are now looking for his owners

Daniel Bradshaw, collected the Staffy for the animal charity, and said: “I was appalled by his condition and to think that people could let him get into this state.

“This poor dog must have experienced such pain and discomfort leading up to looking like this. This is not acceptable under any circumstances.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who knows where this dog has come from.”

He is very skinny.

The staffy has been described as brindle in colour with a white chest and a white spot of fur on the right side of his neck.

He is now in the care of the Blue Cross in Grimsby but at this stage his condition is described as “touch and go”.

Anyone who recognises the dog is being urged to contact the RSPCA on their appeal line on 0300 123 8018.