RSPCA appeal after injured dog found in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 17:03 12 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:03 12 July 2013

Darcy

Darcy

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a saluki lurcher dog was found badly injured in St Albans.

The young dog, who has been named Darcy by the animal welfare charity, was found by a member of the public on Wednesday (July 10) running down a country lane that stretches from Potters Crouch to Chiswell Green.

Darcy, who was very thin and had a problem with his hind leg, was taken by the member of the public to the Southridge Animal Centre in Potters Bar.

Vets found he had a broken pelvis and had shattered the bone at the top of his leg. The injuries are thought to be around 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.”

Anyone with information should call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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