RSPCA appeal after puppy with broken hip is dumped at Bicester vets surgery

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THE RSPCA has appealed for information after a nine-week-old puppy with a badly broken hip was found dumped outside Bicester Veterinary Centre on Wednesday last week.

The white and tan Staffordshire bulle terrier-type dog was found by staff at the surgery in Victoria Road at about 4.40pm.

RSPCA inspector Doug Davidson said: “This poor young pup spent more than two-and-a-half hours in pain in the box in the car park before he was discovered.

He added: “The person who left the dog there may have thought they were doing the right thing by leaving him at a vet surgery, but it is always unacceptable to dump an animal – as an owner you have a duty to look after your pets.”

CCTV recorded a man acting furtively in the car park at about 2pm. The slim young man, dressed in a purple T-shirt, was seen leaving a box on the ground among rows of parked cars before jumping over a wall.

The young dog, named Don by staff, was unable to stand when he was found. He is now making a good recovery after an operation.

Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA on 0300 1238018.