The RSPCA have launched an investigation after a Springer Spaniel was found collapsed and close to death after she was dumped behind a funeral parlour in Bournemouth.
A member of the public who was on his way to a hospital appointment found three-year-old Dolly unable to stand next to bins in Pokesdown on Wednesday afternoon (13 July).
He rushed her to the nearby PDSA vets for emergency treatment and now RSPCA inspectors are appealing for information.
Inspector Jo Story said, "Thankfully the kind member of the public that found Dolly rushed her straight to the PDSA for treatment. If he had not found her we do not know how long she would’ve been left to suffer there. She was covered in urine and faeces and was very dirty.
"She is emaciated and very unwell. She is so weak she has trouble standing up. Poor Dolly is the thinnest dog I have seen in a very long time and we are just waiting to hear back from vets about how she is doing following blood tests and treatment."
Dolly was microchipped, but only to the breeder who bred her who no longer has contact details for the family who bought her.
Jo added, "I see cases of dogs dumped like Dolly on a regular basis but she was so incredibly thin and weak it just breaks my heart. The condition she was found in is just disgusting and no animal should be left in this state without veterinary treatment.
"I would urge anyone who may have details about where she has come from or how she came to be in this situation to contact us as soon as possible."
Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.