The RSPCA is trying to find the person responsible for abandoning a dog in Northampton who was so thin he was described by an RSPCA inspector as a “bag of bones”.
Stanley, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was found on April 4 struggling to stand and tied with rope to a drainpipe in the Briar Hill area of Northampton.
The dog was severely emaciated and had scabs all over his body that vets said were a result of him being so skinny.
Stanley was collected by the RSPCA and immediately rushed to a local vet for treatment. An RSPCA spokeswoman said Stanley was “responding well”, and has since been moved to an RSPCA centre, where he can recover fully.
RSPCA inspector Damian Wooliscroft said: “Nothing shocks us inspectors these days, but the state of this dog really did.
“Stanley was just a bag of bones and had pressure sores and scabs all over his poor weak body. It was desperately sad to see.
“Stanley has likely been suffering for a long period of time to get in such a state and then someone has just dumped him like a piece of rubbish.
“I will do all I can to find the person responsible for allowing Stanley to fall into such a desperate state.
“Stanley is probably around five to six-years-old and he was not chipped or wearing a collar. He is white with some black splodges on him.
“Despite the terrible ordeal he has been through he is still extremely friendly and trusting.
“I really want to find the person responsible for this and I would appeal to anyone who has any information regarding this to call me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”