The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tiny puppy was found dumped with a slash wound in Huddersfield.
The puppy is thought to be aged between 10-14 days old and was found in the bin area outside a closed-down shop called Lahore Foodstore & General Store on Cross Road, off Crossland Street in Crosland Moor.
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.”
The puppy was found at about 7pm on Tuesday 5 May and was taken to a local vet practice for treatment. She is being hand-reared by a volunteer who has called her Mabel.
Emma said: “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 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 who has information about the puppy should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.