The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Rottweiler with a broken spine was dumped on a pavement in South Woodford.
A black car was spotted on Bushey Avenue, E18 before it drove off to reveal the female dog lying in the street, unable to stand.
The Rottweiler, who was thought to be around five-years-old, was taken to the charity’s Putney Animal Hospital. She had eyes infections oozing with pus and she was found to be very underweight.
Sadly, vets said there was nothing they could do to help her and the animal was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.
RSPCA inspector Samantha Durrant said: “This poor dog was just dumped by the side of this residential street in a terrible state.
“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 (her owners) 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.”
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