The RSPCA has appealed for information after a seriously injured dog was found dumped on a remote country lane.
The Saluki type dog was found in Jagger Lane near Emley on Thursday, October 30.
Her injuries included a fractured back leg which had become infected. The limb has since been amputated.
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RSPCA inspector Kim Greaves said there was also concern that the dog may have recently given birth to a litter of puppies as she was still lactating when she was found.
Insp Greaves said: “The injuries she has means that she must have been dumped where she was found rather than made her way there herself.
“She is still lactating, though, which means that there could be a litter of puppies somewhere. The vet says it is definitely not a phantom pregnancy.”
Insp Greaves believes the dog is about two to four-years-old.
She added: “It is such a shame as she is the sweetest thing. It was just lucky that she was spotted by the people who called us as she was curled up by some tree roots and leaves.
“Unfortunately we don’t know exactly how the fracture happened but four of the metatarsal bones in her foot were broken.
“Along with the infection, which had spread higher up her leg, it was a double whammy.
“She’s still very poorly but hopefully she’ll made a good recovery as there is no doubt in my mind she’ll make someone a great companion.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the RSPCA and leave a message for Insp Greaves by calling 0300 123 8018.