Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:58

Staffie Puppy, Bald From Mange, Abandoned And Left In Constant Pain

A four-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy that was left bald from mange, tied to a lamppost in Stoke-on-Trent and dumped has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The Staffie, now named Maud, was tied up outside Aldi in Brownshill Road in Tunstall on 21 April and was left there until a passer-by saw how poorly she was and contacted the RSPCA.

Inspectors rushed tiny Maud to the vets and she is now being treated for severe mange.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “This poor puppy has such bad mange she barely has any fur left on her. She is practically bald. Her skin was so cracked and sore she must be in so much pain.

“She is such a sweet natured girl it is hard to think that anyone could leave her - especially when she is such a bad way and in desperate need of help.

“Her skin was so sore she has large red patches and sores all over her body and she had an abscess on her eye where we think she had been rubbing it.

“She is only around four months old so for her to be in this bad a state we think she must’ve been suffering with this skin condition for most of her life - if not all of it.”

Insp Melvin added: “Despite all  she has been through Maud is such a sweet and loving girl. We don’t think she has been shown much affection in her short life because she seems so surprised when you stroke her. It is heartbreaking.

“We are very keen to find out where she has come from as we are worried there may be a mum and other siblings out there with the same condition. So if anyone has any information about her we would strongly urge them to co contact us as soon as possible.” 

Anyone with information about what happened to Maud is being urged to contact the RSPCA Inspector Appeal Line on 0300 123 8018.

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