Starving dog found collapsed on football field in Redvales

The young emaciated dog

The young emaciated dog

First published in News Bury Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A SUFFERING dog found collapsed on a football field in Bury was so emaciated it had to be put down.

The RSPCA is now appealing for information relating to the young male Staffordshire bull terrier, which was found on Redvales football fields in Redvales Lane on April 4.

A member of the public took the animal to Armac Veterinary Practice in The Rock, Bury, but vets were forced to have it put to sleep.

Steven Batty, of Armac Veterinary Group, said: “He was brought in to us after being found by a member of the public.

“He was in a terrible condition. He was extremely emaciated, covered in sores and had overgrown nails.

“Sadly, the most humane thing to do was to put him to sleep to end his suffering.”

The young dog was not wearing a collar and ID tag as is required by law. He was also not microchipped, so RSPCA inspectors are finding it difficult to trace the owner RSPCA chief inspector Beth Clements said: “We are appealing for anyone who recognises this dog and has specific information about his owner to get in touch with us so we can establish what happened here.

“Anyone who thinks they can help should call us on 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for me.”

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11:10pm Thu 1 May 14

xBuryGirlx says...

Come on someone must know something??? Even if you think you might be wrong just report it! Someone must have a neighbour who had a dog like this and didn't see it for a while? Report it don't let the b•stards get away with this. I would give my last penny to be put in a room with the evil person/s responsible for this you scumbags
Come on someone must know something??? Even if you think you might be wrong just report it! Someone must have a neighbour who had a dog like this and didn't see it for a while? Report it don't let the b•stards get away with this. I would give my last penny to be put in a room with the evil person/s responsible for this you scumbags xBuryGirlx
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12:38pm Tue 6 May 14

buckfeed17 says...

I also urge anybody with any information to come forward. Just look at the little lad and think of the pain he was put through.
Please someone come forward with some information.
I also urge anybody with any information to come forward. Just look at the little lad and think of the pain he was put through. Please someone come forward with some information. buckfeed17
  • Score: 5

8:35pm Tue 6 May 14

ABC.XYZ. 123 says...

I'm crying whilst writing this....totally and utterly disgusted that someone could actually let this happen..that poor little puppy the photo is heartbreaking... Someone must know something.. No matter how small or insignificant you think your information may be.... Please say something to somebody,..... anonymously if your scared.. But you have to help stop this from ever happening again.
I'm crying whilst writing this....totally and utterly disgusted that someone could actually let this happen..that poor little puppy the photo is heartbreaking... Someone must know something.. No matter how small or insignificant you think your information may be.... Please say something to somebody,..... anonymously if your scared.. But you have to help stop this from ever happening again. ABC.XYZ. 123
  • Score: 5

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