RSPCA appeal after fourth dog is found dumped in Stoke-on-Trent

The RSPCA launch an appeal after a neglected dog, soaked in his own urine was dumped in Stoke-on-Trent.

An investigation has been launched after another neglected dog – who appears to have lived in a cage for most of his life – was found dumped in Stoke.

This is the fourth time a dog has been abandoned in the city in the last few weeks, since the case of Snoop was captured on CCTV.

In the latest incident, a member of the public found the frightened and underweight terrier-type dog abandoned on a track off Congleton Road in Biddulph, near Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday (Jan 15).

A bald Staffordshire Bull Terrier was dumped on Jan 2 in Stoke-on-Trent.

The dog was taken to Charter Veterinary Surgeons where staff discovered health problems, which suggested he had been kept in a cage for a long time.

The dog aged about three, was covered in faeces and urine, suggesting he had been laid down for long periods in it. He also had long nails which would indicate he had not been walked and very bad teeth.

RSPCA Inspector Charlotte Melvin is investigating this case as well as two other horrific dog abandonments which have occurred in the last few weeks since Snoop.

In one case a Jack Russell terrier-type male dog, aged about two was discovered in a shocking state left in a ditch under a bridge on the A527 on December 29 near Chatterley Whitfield Estate in Stoke-on-Trent.

It is understood the poor dog died after being dumped in the ditch. He was severely emaciated and weighed just 3.6kg, which is less than half his expected body weight.

The RSPCA believe he spent his entire short life in a cage because his claws were round and long, suggesting he had not been walked. He also had sores over his body and his hair was matted as though it had never been brushed.

Then on Tuesday (Jan 2) an almost bald Staffordshire Bull Terrier was discovered wandering near the busy A50 Uttoxeter Road, bear Lysander Road, also Stoke-on-Trent, at around 10:45am.

She was taken to a nearby veterinary hospital and staff who examined her said she had given birth just one to two days ago – and her puppies would not survive without their mum’s milk.

Anyone with information about who dumped the dogs should call the RSPCA appeals line on 300 123 8018.