Poorly Rottweiler with broken back ‘dumped’ in South Woodford
16:59 20 September 2016
Vets were forced to put down a dumped five-year-old Rottweiler dog, whose eyes were also infected, after it was unable to stand due to its broken back.
The RSCPA are appealing for information after the dog was found collapsed on the pavement in Bushey Avenue, South Woodford, just after 5pm yesterday afternoon.
Residents found the dog on the side of the road and reported spotting a black car stop for just over a minute, before driving away.
RSCPA officers attended and found the black-and-tan female dog, thought to be around five-years-old, extremely unwell.
RSPCA inspector Samantha Durrant said: “This poor dog was just dumped by the side of this residential street in a terrible state.
“She was really skinny, with infected eyes covered in pus and so injured she could not stand up. I found out later that she had a broken back.
“It is difficult to know what would result in such a lovely dog being left in this way.
“Perhaps her broken back was from a road traffic accident which they couldn’t afford to treat and so they dumped her. Or perhaps the injury had been deliberately caused.
“We are extremely keen to find out what happened here, and urge anyone with any information at all to call us on 0300 123 8018, asking for information to be passed to Inspector Durrant.”