Someone very cruel left this frightened dog chained to a lamppost in freezing temperatures.
The dog was found dumped in Esher Road, Kingstanding, at around 10.20pm last Friday.
Residents gave the dog a bowl of water but were unable to approach the dog as he was too frightened.
RSPCA officer Vic Hurr, who was sent by the animal welfare charity to the scene, said: ‘This poor dog was tied with a choke chain and was absolutely terrified. He was really nervous but I was able to
safely coax him into a kennel using a grasping pole.
‘I then took him to Newbrook Animal Hospital for a checkup. Once he arrived into our care he was a different character, he was so sweet and such a gent. He was obviously just terrified when he was left tied to a lamppost.
‘Other than being scared and hungry he seemed in reasonable health and is doing well after eating a few good meals.Appeal to find mother of baby boy who died after being dumped in Tesco plastic bag
‘It is despicable that someone could just dump their pet and leave it on a freezing night in such a vulnerable state.
‘I am so glad the local residents rallied around to help and am now appealing for information to find out who callously abandoned him. I am hoping someone will recognise him.’
An investigation has now been launched to find out who left the dog in the cold.
Anyone with information about who dumped the dog is being urged to call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.