A tiny puppy was discovered with a horrific slash wound after being dumped out with the rubbish.
Mabel, thought to be between 10 and 14 days old, was found in a waste area outside a shop in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire at about 7pm on May 5.
The young Staffie, who ‘could not have been more vulnerable’, had a serious injury on her shoulder-area which had gone untreated.
She was taken to a local vet for treatment and her wound is now healing.
The RSCPA has called for anyone with any information on the incident to come forward, as Mabel is nursed back to health.
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.’
She 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.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
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Source: Metro News UK