Tiny injured puppy rescued in Redbourn

A PUPPY small enough to fit in the palm of a hand was dumped with a ruptured eye in Redbourn during the cold weather.

An RSPCA inspector is now appealing for information after little Bob, “one of the tiniest puppies” she has ever seen, was abandoned in the car park of a vet’s surgery on the High Street.

Bob was found with a ruptured eyeball, completely emaciated and suffering from sarcoptic mange.

His eye injury was so severe that the eye was later removed by vets.

Bob had been left in a cardboard box overnight on April 26 but managed to get out and was wandering aimlessly around the car park when staff found him the next morning.

RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher said: “Poor Bob – he is absolutely tiny, and fits in the palm of your hand. He really is that small and so I was very surprised he managed to survive after the ordeal he has been through.

“I cannot believe that someone would do this to such a poor innocent animal.

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She said Bob was riddled with worms and that it was so bad, he’d had one come out of his nose.

Mel added: “But he is a fighter and is pulling through and I just hope we can find the person responsible for dumping him.”

He is now with a foster family and weights just over a kilo. Anyone with any information about who may have dumped Bob is urged to call the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234 999.