A dog so weak it could not lift its own head is fighting for survival after it was dumped outside a Blackpool rescue centre.
Staff at the RSCPA’s Longview Animal Centre, on Division Lane, Marton, have hit out at the “atrocious” act, after having to rush the suffering animal to the vet yesterday.
They found the greyhound-type dog,which had been dumped over a six foot high wall, on the floor as they arrived in the morning.
Animal centre manager Rachel Rogers said: “To dump an animal in this kind of state is an absolutely atrocious thing to do.
“He was literally lying there on the concrete floor in the cold. We don’t know how long he’d been there.
“He couldn’t stand and couldn’t even lift his own head.
“He drank a little bit of water but then vomited it back up again, and had bloody diarrhoea.
“We rushed him to the vets where he remains on a drip. He is taking a little food by syringe but it’s not known whether he’ll survive.”
The animal had no collar or name tag, which is against the law, and has not been microchipped, meaning staff are unable to trace his owner.
However, they are hoping somebody will be able to help track down the people responsible for leaving the dog in such a state.
The RSPCA has launched an investigation and staff have urged anybody who recognises the dog to get in touch.
The dog is described as a white and brindled un-neutered male dog. Rachel added: “Tests are being carried out to find out if it’s Parvovirus he is suffering from, a contagious disease which can be fatal, especially if untreated. Whenever someone takes on an animal they take on the responsibility of meeting its needs, no matter what.”
Parvovirus is a serious canine condition that can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, leaving them dehydrated. Left untreated, it is usual deadly.
Anyone with information about the dog is urged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 and leave a message for Inspector Mandi Taylor.