The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy, believed to be 14 days old at most, was dumped with a slash wound in Huddersfield. She was found in the bin area outside a closed-down shop called Lahore Foodstore & General Store on Cross Road, off Crosland Street in Crosland Moor, around 7pm on Tuesday 5 May.
RSPCA inspector Emma Brook said, “This very young puppy could not have been more vulnerable.
“She was just a week or two old – many weeks too young to be away from her mother which shouldn’t happen until around eight weeks. She also had a serious injury – a large slash-wound to her shoulder-area which had been untreated.”
Taken to a local vet practice, the puppy, now named Mabel, is being cared for and hand-reared.
Emma added, “The vets said it was a very bad injury. They stapled it up but unfortunately it broke down so it’s since had to be managed as an open wound which is more of a challenge.
“I’ve been told she’s doing well though, the wound is now healing and hopefully she is going to make it.”
The RSPCA is calling for anyone who has information about Mabel to contact their appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
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