APPEAL: RSPCA looking for information after abandoned dog discovered with grapefruit-sized tumour
PUBLISHED: 09:23 02 August 2017
Kassie was found in Bromley and her microchip details haven't been updated
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found with a tumour the size of a grapefruit on her belly.
The dog was being cared for by Lewisham Council after being picked up as a stray, but has now been transferred into the care of the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital.
She was found on Tuesday, July 25, in the Oakridge Road area of Bromley.
The 11-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier was microchipped and is called Kassie, but the details on the chip are no longer valid.
RSPCA inspector Anthony Pulfer is investigating the incident and said: “How long Kassie has been living with this tumour we just don’t know, but clearly her owner should have taken her to a vet for treatment. While the tumour looks awful, vets have said she is not in discomfort as the tumour does move so she is able to walk, sit and lay down on her side.
“She is set to undergo further tests and xrays to establish more information regarding the tumour. In the meantime I would appeal to anyone who may recognise Kassie, or who may know who owns her, to get in touch
“I want to find out why this poor dog has been left in this state, somebody must have some information regarding her.
“Kassie really is a super sweet dog and it’s upsetting to think that she may have been dumped in this way.”
Anyone with any information about who may have owned Kassie should call the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for inspector Pulfer.