RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a very sick six-week-old puppy was abandoned at a Wrexham vets.
The puppy was visibly thin, weak, dehydrated and suffering from diarrhea, but has since made a good recovery.
The RSPCA was made aware of the puppy - who has now been named Custard - on 11 October after he was left at Rhyd Broughton Vets, Gatewen Road, Wrexham by a member of the public. The person said the animal had been taken from a friend due to its poor condition but left no contact details.
Custard received urgent veterinary care, and RSPCA Cymru are appealing for information concerning how the puppy came to be dumped in such a state.
RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said, "Whilst this puppy was in urgent need of veterinary care, and it is such a relief he was tended to, RSPCA Cymru is trying to decipher the circumstances which led the puppy being left in this way, in such an unwell state.
"We are grateful to the member of the public for bringing what was a very poorly animal to receive veterinary attention. However, we obviously have concerns about any animal in this condition and would like to find out how he came to be in this state.
"Fortunately, Custard has recovered well after such a difficult time. But his ordeal is an important reminder as to the responsibilities people have towards their pets.
"Anyone with any information can contact the RSPCA's inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated in confidence, and any information could help us find out exactly what happened to Custard."
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