An animal rescue worker has vowed to track down the person responsible after finding a dying German Shepherd left in a horrific condition on the side of the road. The dog’s owner had dumped him by the side of Park Lane near Handsworth Cemetery in Birmingham on Sunday, March 5, while the animal was “screaming in agony”.
The dog was “terrified” and said to be in “terrible pain”. He was suffering from a massive testicular tumour and had an injured jaw.
His owner had “severely neglected” him, only to leave him on the side of the road wrapped in a blanket instead of getting help.
A member of the public made the horrifying discovery at 8am on the same day. They then called the RSPCA.
Discovering the dog, animal rescue officer Cara Gibbon said he was in the “worst condition I have ever seen”, reported Birmingham Live.
She said: “He was making such pitiful whimpering noises and screaming in pain. He was unable to stand so we know he’d been deliberately abandoned.
“We also know he was dumped around 8am on Sunday morning so we’re really keen to hear from anyone who was in the area who may have seen this happening, or anyone with dash cam footage that could help our investigation.
“He was also unable to close his mouth because of the injury to his jaw which had been left degloved. Sadly because of the severity of the condition he was found, he had to be put to sleep by a vet to end his suffering.”
Cara is now renewing her appeal for anyone with information on whose dog it was, while the RSCPA released images of the poor animal.