RSPCA appeal after dog abandoned with broken pelvis and shattered leg
PUBLISHED: 06:04 19 July 2013
STAFF at South Mimms' RSPCA centre have spoken of the "heartbreaking" story of an abandoned dog.
Darcy, a saluki lurcher, was taken into Southridge Animal Centre, near Potters Bar, after being found in a bad condition by a member of the public.
He had been running down a lane in St Albans suffering from serious injuries.
He was very thin when he was found with a broken pelvis and shattered leg, injuries thought to have been two weeks old.
RSPCA inspector Tina Ward said: “Darcy is such a sweet boy and it may be that he was dumped because of his leg injury.
“The area where he was found is between the busy routes of the M1 and A414, so I hope that someone maybe saw him being dumped or knows where he came from.
“There are so many animals just being dumped like rubbish and it’s heartbreaking every time you find a lovely dog like Darcy, who has been left injured and without treatment then just discarded.”
The centre is investigating the incident. Anyone with information should call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.