Dog with ‘worst dental disease and ear infections ever seen’ is abandoned

A little dog was abandoned in a stranger’s garden with the ‘worst dental disease and ear infections ever seen’ by RSPCA rescuer.

RSPCA inspector Karl Marston was called after the nine-year old Lhasa Aspo, called Poppy, was brought into RSPCA Woodside Animal Centre, in Leicester on Sunday 8 March.

Karl said: “Poppy was brought into Woodside after she was found dumped in an unsecured garden in the Eyres Monsell/Aylestone area of Leicester. It is believed she may have been straying in the local area.

“She has some of the worst dental disease and ear infections I’ve ever seen.”

Karl has made enquiries in the local area and is now appealing to the public to help with his investigation.

He added: “Poppy is underweight, has a matted coat, and has really severe infection in her ears mouth and left eye. She’s going to need extensive treatment and will be in Woodside’s care for some time.

“Someone has allowed her to get into this state and I will be investigating who was responsible for failing to seek veterinary treatment for her. Anyone who recognises Poppy or can help with these enquiries should contact our appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

Poppy’s case came just a few days after Staffie Misty was found abandoned at the centre when staff discovered her tied to the gate on 4 March.