Dog with a broken leg

Dog with a broken leg left tied up outside vet clinic

The RSPCA is investigating after a dog with a broken leg was left tied to railings outside a vet clinic in Potton.

One-year-old male Lurcher nicknamed Roscco – was found by staff tied to railings at the vets surgery on Thursday afternoon (17).

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer, Jane Folly who went to investigate, said: “Poor Rosco was staggering and limping badly. He’d been left tied to railings on the main road, just outside the surgery.

“He was in a bad way and needed to be seen urgently by a vet, but I suspect, with a serous injury that would need treatment, his owners decided to abandon him outside instead of facing a bill. Rosco isn’t microchipped and had no ID tag, so we don’t know where he’s come from.”

The vets who assessed Rosco, suspect he will likely need the broken leg amputated. After his operation, he will be moved to RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire where his treatment and rehabilitation will continue.

AWO Folly added: “He’s also extremely skinny so, once he’s had surgery, we’ll be spending time building up his weight and getting him back to full health.”

If no one comes forward to claim him, Rosco will be rehomed once he has recovered from his surgery. The RSPCA are also investigating his abandonment and would like to hear from anyone who recognise him and knows where he’s come from.

Anyone with information which could help the investigation should call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.