Dog 'dumped' with tumour so large its belly dragged along the ground

A dog has had to be put down after someone is believed to have abandoned her in a ‘shocking’ condition.

The female Staffordshire bull terrier cross had an abdominal tumour so large that her belly dragged along the ground and had become grazed and bleeding.

She also had chronic eye issues and her claws were piercing through her paw pads because they were so overgrown.

The RSPCA is appealing for information to find the owners who apparently dumped her in Bolton, where she was found around 3pm on Sunday afternoon by a member of the public.

RSPCA inspector Kathryn Kellegher said: ‘This poor dog was in such a shocking state when she was picked up as a stray in West Meade in Bolton.

‘Sadly, she had a lump on her stomach which was so large it had started to drag on the floor and she was bleeding all over the pavement.

‘It was distressing to see a dog in this poor state. I rushed her to the vets immediately but sadly the vets had to put her to sleep to end her suffering.

‘If anyone recognises this dog or has any information about where she may have come from, please contact the inspectorate appeal line in strictest confidence on 0300 123 8018.’

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