The pup was described as being “barely alive” when found.
The RSPCA are appealing to the public for information on a "callous" dog owner who left a dying dog in a field in Bolton during his final hours.
The emaciated tan and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog was found in a woodland area of Four Fields, Farnworth.
The “barely alive” pup was found by a member of the public who alerted the RSPCA. Inspector Angela Paxton-Taylor rushed him to a nearby vets for emergency treatment, but he sadly died later that evening.
The dog, named ‘Oscar’, was unfortunately not microchipped, so the RSPCA are now pleading to the public to help trace his owner and for anyone who recognises him to get in touch.
Paxton-Taylor said “I am hoping someone will recognise him so I can trace his owners or someone may have seen something suspicious which may help with my inquiries."
If you think you have information that could be of use, contact the RSPCA appeals line number on 0800 123 8018.
Let's catch this scumbag.