The RSPCA has launched an investigation after an extremely skinny dog was abandoned in Staffordshire.
Despite receiving veterinary treatment following her ordeal, the female adult Lurhcer had to be put to sleep due to serious health concerns.
The black Lurcher was found by a member of the public on the B5014 by Elmhurst Water Spring on 27 April.
The dog, nicknamed Bambi was taken to a nearby vet in Rugeley who were extremely concerned about the adult female dog had become so emaciated and contacted the RSPCA.
Inspector Kate Levesley, who is investigating, said: “Bambi is so skinny and has clearly been losing weight for considerable time. She has no microchip and was not wearing a collar ID tag so we have no idea where she has come from or what her background is.
“She was in a really bad way and it was touch and go for her but, sadly, staff later found that as well as being extremely weak and poorly, she also had a serious neurological problem and vets made the difficult decision to put her to sleep and end her suffering.”
The RSPCA has now launched an investigation as to how Bambi came to be in the poor condition and who is responsible.
The animal welfare charity are appealing to anyone who recognises Bambi or may have information about where she has come from. They are urging people to contact their appeal line on 0300 123 8018 to leave a message.