AN ANIMAL charity is appealing for help in tracing the owner of an dog found emaciated, dehydrated and unwell in woodland near Maltby.
The male cross-breed (pictured), which has been named Dingo by RSPCA staff, was reported by a teenager who came across him and called the charity’s cruelty hotline.
RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan said: “He was found by a teenager in woods in Maltby and taken home after it became apparent he was alone and in poor condition.
“He was very thin and weak and kept collapsing.
“As soon as I saw him, I knew he needed to go straight to the vets.”
Dingo is described as an older unneutered male crossbreed dog.
He was emaciated, dehydrated, had a urine infection and very long nails.
The dog wasn't wearing a collar and ID and had not been microchipped — as is now required by law — so at the moment there is no way of the RSPCA tracing his owner.
Sara said: “Vets are hopeful he should start to put weight on with normal feeding and his bloods didn't show any underlying issues.
“I’m hoping someone will recognise him and let us know who his owner is as we need to investigate how he came to be so incredibly thin.
“Please call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for me.”