NINE dogs were abandoned in such a poor condition they were unable to see or stand properly.
Winchester City Council is asking for the public’s help to track down those responsible for abandoning the dogs overnight on Tuesday.
Three of the strays were found at Upham, three at Morestead Road, two at Owslebury and one at Alresford.
Officers have been unable to determine what breed the dogs are although it is thought they may be Portuguese water-dogs or poodle crossbreeds.
All of the dogs have been taken to kennels and are receiving veterinary care.
Anyone with information should contact Winchester City Council on 01962 840222 extension 2172.