The RSPCA is appealing for information about a Springer spaniel puppy that was found with a broken jaw after being most likely hit by a car in Orsett, Essex.
The five-month-old puppy, now named Cassian, was found by a member of the public down a back road in Orsett on the evening of Wednesday, 5 December. The poorly pup’s jaw is broken in half from the accident, he also has fleas and is not microchipped.
RSPCA inspector Jemima Cooper is now investigating to try and find out what happened to the little spaniel. She said, “Poor Cassian is still very young puppy and was in a bad state when I collected him. He was covered in blood with injuries to his face and a broken jaw which will require an operation to fix. He is now receiving vet treatment to bring down his temperature and strong pain relief to keep him comfortable. He is in a bad way, poor little guy.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have information about what happened to this poor dog to get in touch with us, or anyone who recognises him, to contact us on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
“At this stage, we do not know if the puppy is owned and was lost when he was hit by a vehicle, or whether the pup has been abandoned. It’s been a rough couple of days for him either way and we are keen to find out what happened.”
Legally, it is a requirement to report to the police if you hit a dog with your vehicle. The RSPCA would always advise motorists to stop and help an animal if they have hit them their vehicle, and if it is safe to do so.
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