Seriously-injured dog dumped on Flamstead doorstep

PUBLISHED: 15:37 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:46 12 September 2018

Snow White with her cast.

Snow White with her cast.

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The RSPCA has appealed for information after a seriously-injured dog was dumped on a stranger’s doorstep in Flamstead.

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The residents were alerted to something amiss by a noise at about 11pm on September 7 - when they went to investigate, they discovered a frightened white female lurcher-type standing on the doorstep and saw a car driving away from the scene.

This dog was suffering with an open fracture on her rear leg where bone was visible.

RSPCA investigators came to pick up the dog and look at CCTV images.

The pooch, now named Snow White, is thought to be around four or five years old and is now being treated at the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital in London.

The injury to Snow White's leg. Picture: RSPCAThe injury to Snow White's leg. Picture: RSPCA

Amanda Rooney, from the hospital, said the dog has been given painkillers while x-rays and tests are carried out.

“We’re hoping to save the leg by repairing the break with a metal plate but we’re concerned about the infection so it’s touch-and-go at the moment as to whether she may need an amputation.

“She’s such a sweet, gentle, friendly dog and it’s heartbreaking to think someone could coldly dump her in the middle of the night in such a state.

“Thankfully, she’s safe now and is in the best place. We’ll make sure she gets lots of TLC until she’s back on her paws and then we’ll find her the paw-fect home.”

RSPCA inspector Phil Norman appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 0300 123 8018.

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