Animal rescue teams spend their lives saving dogs who were abused or neglected, and unfortunately, it takes a lot to truly shock them anymore.
However, one RSPCA team in the UK was speechless after discovering an abandoned dog who had a massive gash in the side of his neck, which they described as ‘one of the worst wounds’ they had ever seen. The puppy, who is just eight months old, had been left to die in the street when rescuers found him.
“Poor Guinness was in such a bad way when we picked him up. He had a huge open and infected wound on his neck,” inspector Joe White said. “It looks as though he had been left with a collar on that was far too small for him and it had gradually cut into his neck. The wound was gaping and looked as though his collar had gone the whole way round his neck.”
“I could not believe it – it was one of the worst wounds I have seen in my whole time as an RSPCA inspector. It is so deep and looks extremely painful. I have seen some awful things but this one really hit me,” White said. “He is only around eight months old and so friendly and full of love despite everything he has been through. He didn’t even whimper when vets were treating him.”
Luckily the puppy got treated immediately at the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital in London and is supposed to make a full recovery. “How anyone could neglect this poor puppy in this way and ignore such an awful wound that so obviously needed treatment is just beyond me,” said White, who is trying to figure out who is responsible for this disgusting abuse. “At the moment we are trying to find his owner. He has a chip but the details are not up to date. On his chip he is simply known as Puppy Number 2. It is so very sad.”
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