RSPCA chiefs have praised a dog lover who rescued a young American bulldog found abandoned in a ‘pitiful condition’ in Hyde just two days after Christmas.
Nicknamed Bruno by the team at the RSPCA, the poor dog was found shivering curled up on the grass in fields near Hyde.
With wounds on his back, in a what staff described as a terrible state and barely able to stand, Bruno was rushed to the vets for treatment and is currently in their care while he recovers.
Inspector Gillian Howard said: “The kind person who found him took Bruno in and cleaned him up a bit while they waited for us to arrive. The poor dog has wounds on his back and bottom and is in a terrible state.
“It’s really upsetting to think of this young dog, alone and ill and left to fend for himself out in the cold.”
Manchester’s Dogs Trust announced back in December that they wouldn’t be rehoming pets over the Christmas period, as it is a stressful time for dogs to be rehomed.
The nationwide animal charity revealed they expect around 100 puppies to come in over the next few weeks following Christmas.
Estimates put the number of dogs abandoned each day in the UK at 345 – a number which has seen a dramatic increase believed to be due to the financial squeeze on households across the country.
Anyone with information on Bruno or on any other cases reported or unreported are advised to contact the RSPCA’s Inspectorate Appeal Line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.