Dog abandoned with ‘hideous’ tail wound

RSPCA officers are appealing for information after a dog was handed into an animal centre riddles with tumours and a ‘hideous’ open wound.

The adult female boxer cross was dropped off at RSPCA Lancashire East branch, in Accrington, on 6 July by two men who said they had found her abandoned.

She had tumours in her mouth and an awful open wound at the base of her tail. RSPCA officers investigating the awful wounds and tumours that had been left untreated are now appealing for information about her.

Investigating officer Demi Hodby, said: “This poor girl had an absolutely hideous open wound on the base of her tail. Vets suspect it had been a tumour that had ulcerated before bursting and getting infected. – it had obviously been this way -untreated – for some time.

“She also had a number of tumours in her mouth. She must have been in so much pain. Unfortunately, vets determined that there was nothing they could do to help her and made the heart-breaking decision to put her to sleep.”

Staff believe the white dog was an older female and she arrived wearing a leather and metal harness but was wearing no identification and wasn’t microchipped.

RSPCA officers are investigating how she got such a nasty wound and why it had been left untreated for so long.

Demi added: “I’m appealing to the public to contact us if they recognise this dog or if they know someone who owned a similar dog in the local area. I’d also like to hear from anyone who saw a dog matching her description with a wound like this – it was so huge and horrible that it would be impossible to miss.

“Anyone who may be able to assist with our enquires should call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”