Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’


The young bulldog was severely malnourished and had a number of other serious health problems including hypothermia, infections of the eye and ear, a bad skin condition and inflammation on her paw.

She also had a caesarean section scar – suggesting she may have been used for puppy breeding before being dumped ‘like a piece of rubbish to die’.

The dog was discovered in Victoria Park in Birkenhead, the Wirral, Merseyside, and taken to a vets on Sunday, December 6.

Upon inspection, vets believe the dog was made to sleep outside and say her coat was stained with urine and faeces, the Liverpool Echo reports.

They struggled to take her temperature as she was so cold. They believe she was forced to sleep outside and say the underside of her coat was stained with urine and faeces.

But after 24 hours of treatment, vets decided they had no choice but to put the animal to sleep due to the severity of her condition.

The dog had been transferred to another veterinary practice for further care – but sadly her condition deteriorated.

A man who took the dog to the vet reported finding her in the park but left no details, so now the RSPCA and the practice is keen to speak to him.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes said: ‘While we’ve seen an outpouring of concern from the local community about the condition this poor dog was found in, we’re still trying to find out what happened.


“We are really keen to speak to the individual who reported finding this dog in Victoria Park in Birkenhead, and took her to the vets. We’re now in a position to release CCTV images of this man, as we are hopeful he will have information which can really help our enquiries. There is no suggestion that we believe this man is responsible.

‘This poor bulldog-type dog was in such a bad way – and we really need to find out how she was allowed to get in such a poor condition, and the circumstances behind her neglect and abandonment.

In a previous appeal, he said: ‘This poor dog has suffered a catalogue of neglect there is never any excuse for a dog to be left suffering in this way – especially as she was so young.

‘She was a young dog and had a C-section scar so I suspect she had been used for breeding and then left to suffer with failing health without any veterinary treatment.

‘Then whoever owned her not only failed her when she was alive but decided to just callously dump her like a piece of rubbish to die.

‘I am keen to find the person responsible for this and appealing for anyone with information as to who owned the dog to get in touch.’