Posted: Mon 1st Jan 2024

RSPCA launches appeal after emaciated bull dog found in North Wales seaside town

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 1st, 2024

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has launched an urgent appeal for information following the discovery of an emaciated bulldog breed dog in Rhyl.

The dog was found straying in the Princes Street/Elwy Street area of Rhyl on New Year’s Eve by a concerned member of the public.

After noticing the dog’s poor condition, they immediately took him to a local vet.

The vet, alarmed by the dog’s emaciated state, contacted the RSPCA for further investigation.

Despite his condition, the dog continues to show a friendly and affectionate demeanour.

RSPCA animal rescue officer John Littlewood commented on the dog’s condition, saying, “The dog is very underweight and is not in a good condition – you can see every rib sticking out of his body, and he is weak. But he is a very friendly dog and is constantly wagging his tail.”

The dog’s condition indicates that he has been undernourished for an extended period.

The RSPCA expressed concern that the dog might have been suffering for some time, raising serious questions about whether he had been a stray for an extended period or, more troublingly, if he had been abandoned.

Currently, the dog is receiving care at a veterinary clinic in Colwyn Bay, where efforts are being made to nurse him back to health.

The RSPCA has made a public appeal for information, urging anyone who knows anything about the dog or how he came to be in such a dire situation to come forward.

People with relevant information are encouraged to contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018, quoting reference 01203142.

This incident highlights the RSPCA’s vital role in rescuing animals from danger and suffering across the region.

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