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Dog left at cricket ground ‘could not open eyes’ due to neglect

PUBLISHED: 11:04 24 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:14 24 October 2016

The dog could not open its eyes due to mistreatment

The dog could not open its eyes due to mistreatment

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The RSPCA has launched an appeal after the animal was discovered last week

A dog found dumped at Bexley Cricket Club reduced RSPCA inspectors to tears last week as they search for her owners.

The 12-year-old female German Shepherd, named Juliet, was curled up on a secluded grass verge next to the car park when it was spotted by a passer-by on Wednesday, October 19.

The RSPCA was alerted and the dog, which was too weak to stand up, was taken straight to the vet.

RSPCA inspector Ellen Thomas said: “Her face was so swollen she couldn’t open her eyes and she had mange all over her body - so red raw on her back and tail that she had lost most of her fur.

“There were multiple puncture wounds all over her body, from her ear through to her neck and jaw, and there was blood and saliva all over her - we think from other dogs as well as her.

“Some of the scars were old and the indications are that she had been involved in some kind of dog attack, and had also been mistreated and underfed for some time.

“It looked at first as though she had given up, and we did not have much hope that she would survive. All her mannerisms were of defeat - it reduced me and the other two officers who found her to tears - she was such a heartbreaking sight.”

The RSPCA has been unable to trace the dog’s owner through its microchip and is urging anyone with information about Juliet to call 0300 123 8018.

“She is now making huge strides towards recovery after some food, care and TLC,” Ms Thomas added.

“The vets where she is being cared for are amazing and we hope she will make a good recovery so we can help find this lovely old girl a new home.”


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