Dog dumped in Hilsea car park and left to die in Adidas sports bag

A DOG was found dumped in a car park in Hilsea and left to die in a sports bag.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 9:50 am
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 10:52 am
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying dog was discovered dumped in a Hilsea car park
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying dog was discovered dumped in a Hilsea car park

The male Staffordshire bull terrier cross was found by a member of the public on Wednesday (November 21) in a car park at the ramparts in Portsmouth at around 9am.

The old, tan-coloured dog, who was on a grass verge in a black Adidas sports bag, wrapped in a duvet in the bag, was rushed to The Stubbington Ark RSPCA Animal Shelter by the member of public who found him but died before arrival.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Coggins said: '˜This poor dog has been discarded rubbish and simply left to suffer when he was in desperate need of help.

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'˜It's heartbreaking to think of him alone and frightened having been left to die in a bag in this freezing weather.

'˜We're very grateful to the person who found him for showing kindness and compassion and caring for him in his final moments.'

Fleas, overgrown nails and a small growth were some of the signs of neglect found by vets at the centre.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying dog was discovered dumped in a Hilsea car park

Ins Coggins added: '˜He was alive when he was found but sadly died before arrival at our centre.

'˜He was riddled with fleas and had overgrown nails and muscle wastage on his head and a small growth on his right hock.

'˜We have no way of knowing where he came from, and he has no microchip, so we are appealing to the public to come forward with information.

'˜Anyone who has any information should contact our appeals line on 0300 123 8018, and leave a message for myself. All calls will be treated with confidence.'

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying dog was discovered dumped in a Hilsea car park