Dying pug is dumped in Neasden street
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The hunt is on to trace a callous dog owner who dumped a dying pug in a street in Neasden.
‘Petunia’, as she was named by RSPCA staff, was discovered riddled with infection and curled up in a blanket with her head down in Links Road.
She was rushed to the charity’s Putney Animal Hospital where she was found to have infected eyes, one of which had ulcerated, and severe infections in her ear canals.
She was treated and monitored but her suffering was so immense vets made the difficult decision to put her to sleep.
Petunia was scanned and found to have an Irish Kennel Club microchip but this was not registered so her owner could not be traced.
The RSPCA believe she would have been suffering for a considerable amount of time before she was abandoned on March 18.
Leigh Summers, RSPCA inspector, said: “It’s utterly disgraceful that someone could just dump her by the side of the road and drive away.
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She was in a terrible condition with awful infections to both her ears and both her eyes which would have required extensive surgery to treat her ear canals and remove her eyes, leaving her blind.
“I am now appealing for information from anyone who may recognise Petunia, know where she has come from or who might be responsible for dumping her like this, or anyone who may have seen anyone abandoning her.”
Anyone with information should call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.