A local citizen found this heartbreaking scene: a weak white German Shepherd abandoned to die by the mountainside in Fochriw, South Wales, on August 12 (Friday). The dog was hurried to the vet for urgent medical treatment, but was in an extremely bad condition. Because of this, it was determined that the dog would be put to sleep by the weekend.
An RSPCA representative said, “Very sadly, despite being given round-the-clock treatment and monitored in the hope he would make some improvement, the local independent vet said there was no hope of recovery and that the kindest thing to do was put the dog to sleep to prevent further suffering.
“This was a very difficult decision which was heartbreaking for the staff caring for him, but one taken with the best welfare of the dog in mind.
“We are very grateful to the kind passer-by for rescuing this poor dog, who was suffering a horrible end to his life after being so callously dumped on his own in this way.
“Unfortunately, every year the RSPCA is called out to rescue hundreds of animals across England and Wales after their owners abandon them and in many cases leave them for dead. We urge anyone with any information about how this dog came to be dumped to call us on 0300 123 8018, in strictest confidence. We specifically would be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the animal being taken from a car and left.”