RSPCA Cymru has issued an appeal to track down the owner of a dog who was discovered with a severe foot injury in Cardiff last Friday.
The tan Saluki was found straying on St Mellon’s Road, Marshfield.
RSPCA inspector Izzy Hignell said, “This poor dog has a severe injury on his foot, which must have been causing him a considerable amount of pain and discomfort.
“He has been taken to the vets where he is receiving treatment, and the vet believed that his injury had been there for two days before he was found. He has an open fracture on his left hind foot and sadly it may be that he needs his leg amputated.
“He’s not microchipped so we’re not able to track down his owner.
“He’s a lovely dog and hopefully we can find out who he belongs to. He may have well gone missing and has unfortunately become injured and hasn’t been able to get home. We’ve nicknamed him Slinky.”
Since April 2016 it has been a legal requirement for dogs in Wales to be microchipped and for the details to be kept up to date. RSPCA has reminded owners that a microchip gives them the best chance of being reunited with a lost pet. More information can be found on their website.
If anyone has any information about this Saluki dog, they are urged to contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.