This Belgian Shepherd could have her leg amputated after she was left outside an Orpington home unable to walk and with a catheter in her leg
PUBLISHED: 10:59 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:59 11 July 2017
She was discovered on Saturday
Animal inspectors fear a Belgian Shepherd could have to have her leg amputated after she was dumped outside an Orpington home at the weekend.
Residents in Crofton Road woke up to find the dog sitting in their front garden with veterinary bandages and a catheter in her leg at around 7.30am.
RSPCA deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer fears the dog, whose microchip details are not up to date, was dumped after treated by a vet.
He said: “The dog had no use of her front left leg and was sore on the right so I took her straight to a vet who discovered she was suffering with paralysis of one front leg. I’m appealing to anyone in the area who recognises her, and to any vets who have treated her recently, to come forward.”
Anyone with any information can leave a message on the RSPCA inspector’s appeal line number, 0300 123 8018.
Insp Pulfer added: “She is a very sweet and loving dog who really did not deserve to be treated this way. She will now go to our RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital for more treatment, and sadly it is likely she will have to have her paralysed leg amputated, But she will get all the care, treatment and love she deserves with our hospital staff whilst I investigate who is responsible for dumping her.”