Dog discovered wandering around Northallerton in shocking condition

The dog discovered in a severely neglected state near Northallerton

The dog discovered in a severely neglected state near Northallerton

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AN RSPCA inspector says the state of a dog found wandering near a North Yorkshire town is the worst he has encountered in ten years in the job.

It was found roaming around the outskirts of Northallerton with a possible broken jaw, eye infection, a severe parasitic infection which had caused it to lose its hair.

It was so underweight, the dog’s vertebrae could be seen.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector for North Yorkshire and Cleveland area, John Lawson said the adult, male dog was receiving treatment.

“I’ve done this job ten years and this dog is in the worse state I’ve ever seen,” he said.

“We don’t know if that’s some kind of abuse or another dog has caused it, or if it has hunted for an animal and suffered its injury that way.”

Mr Lawson said they received a call on Saturday, May 3, to reports of a dog roaming the fields in West Harlsey, on the outskirts of Northallerton.

He said it was immediately clear the dog had been neglected and the RSPCA took it to a veterinary practice where it is still receiving treatment.

It is believed that the Patterdale-type dog, which did not have a microchip or collar, may have been use in illegal hunting.

“It was in a horrendous state but still really excited when shown affection. It was difficult to get a photograph of it because it was wagging its tail and jumping around.”

The RSPCA are still investigating the case and are not yet looking to rehome the dog.

Anyone who recognises the dog, or who may have other information, should contact Mr Lawson on; 0300 1234 999.

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1:17am Thu 8 May 14

stjernekilde says...

Poor little tyke. Look after him. Make him well again. :(
Poor little tyke. Look after him. Make him well again. :( stjernekilde
  • Score: 17

5:50am Thu 8 May 14

Triglet says...

How can people do this to mans best friend ,, Absolutely destroyed me reading this , any responsible owner would have had him chipped and collared .
How can people do this to mans best friend ,, Absolutely destroyed me reading this , any responsible owner would have had him chipped and collared . Triglet
  • Score: 18

12:37pm Thu 8 May 14

MartinMo says...

The previous owners of this dog need beaten to an inch of their lifes, then thrown into the streets to fend for themselves. I have no compassion for people whom mistreat animals.
The previous owners of this dog need beaten to an inch of their lifes, then thrown into the streets to fend for themselves. I have no compassion for people whom mistreat animals. MartinMo
  • Score: 19

5:24pm Thu 8 May 14

Triglet says...

I share the same sentiment as MartinMo . Id love five minutes with these idiots , I m not a good peoples person but im a good animal person
I share the same sentiment as MartinMo . Id love five minutes with these idiots , I m not a good peoples person but im a good animal person Triglet
  • Score: 11

10:51pm Thu 8 May 14

Coystie says...

Makes me feel sick looking and reading about things like this . Poor poor little fella /lady .. How anyone can let a dog get like this is unbelievable .. Yes I agree With the last few comments the owners need a beating :-( .. Hope there is a happy ending and this little pooch finds a loving family that can offer plenty of cuddles .
Makes me feel sick looking and reading about things like this . Poor poor little fella /lady .. How anyone can let a dog get like this is unbelievable .. Yes I agree With the last few comments the owners need a beating :-( .. Hope there is a happy ending and this little pooch finds a loving family that can offer plenty of cuddles . Coystie
  • Score: 7

11:15am Fri 9 May 14

DurhamDurham says...

Dog loving nation..............
dont make me laugh. Happens all to often!!!!
Dog loving nation.............. dont make me laugh. Happens all to often!!!! DurhamDurham
  • Score: 6

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