Urgent search launched for information after a black Staffordshire bull terrier was found unable to walk in Glynneath
A black Staffordshire bull terrier has been found in a ‘truly horrendous state’, in Glynneath, with RSPCA Cymru urgently seeking to find out the circumstances behind the dog’s sad condition.
The charity was contacted after the female dog was seen – on Sunday (17 September) – staggering and rocking in a single spot, with bloody mucus dripping from an open wound on her nose.
RSPCA Cymru collected the dog, who was found with a large mass on her forehead, oozing blood. The dog appeared to be struggling to breath, and was not moving. She was not microchipped, and was not wearing a collar.
The shocking discovery was made at Morfa Glas – on an isolated footpath, approximately half a mile from the nearest road. An RSPCA officer had to carry the dog this distance back to their van, as the animal was too weak to walk.
Video footage demonstrates the shocking condition in which the dog was found.
Anyone with information related to this incident, such as who the owner of the dog is, and how she came to be found in Glynneath in this state, is urged to contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line immediately.
The dog is currently at a local veterinary practice; is on a drip and medication, and is being closely monitored in the hope she will respond positively to treatment.
RSPCA inspector Julie Fadden said: “This poor Staffordshire bull terrier was found in a truly horrendous state, and we’re urgently seeking information to explain how this happened.
“The dog was found in a very isolated location in Glynneath, but was unable to walk – and was covered in wounds.
“She had a large mass on her forehead oozing blood, mucus running from her nostrils, yellow discharge coming from her eye, and was struggling to breathe.
“The poor thing appears to have been through a terrible ordeal, and is undergoing urgent veterinary treatment.
“Somebody must know something about this – and we’re urgently asking anyone with information to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”