Puppy dumped in yellow Aldi bag for life was found ‘hours from death’

A starving dog was found “hours from death” in a park after being dumped in an Aldi bag for life. The young bull terrier type, who is between one to two years old, was discovered by a member of the public at around 7am in Vermont Grove, Peterborough on Tuesday.

The “skin and bones” pup had sores all over his body and every rib was visible when he was taken to the vets for emergency treatment. At this stage, it is unknown if he will manage to pull through. RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs described the incident as one of the worst cases he has ever been called too.

Justin said: “I was horrified to see the condition in which this dog had been abandoned – he looked like he was just hours from death and he was just skin and bone. It made me feel sick.

“I just cannot believe someone could be this cruel to just abandon a dog in such a poor state.

“He was inside a bag like a piece of rubbish – it is truly shocking.

“The vets have named him Monty and I am just hoping that he will be able to pull through – but only time will tell.

“He has been bathed, is on a drip and medication, and being given the best care by a dedicated and already emotionally involved team of vets and nurses.”

Justin is keen to find the person who did this and hopes someone will provide him with information about the case.

He added: “I would like to hear from anyone who recognises Monty – somebody must know who owns him.

“This comes at a time when the RSPCA is busy asking for public support by donating to its Cancel Out Cruelty campaign so we can continue to help animals and investigate those responsible for such awful attacks.

“This sad incident reminds us why this campaign is so important.”

Anyone with information should call the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 1234 999.

The RSPCA received 1,081,018 calls to its Cruelty Line in 2021, including three animals killed a day, 12 brutally mutilated every week and one pet beaten every hour.

The RSPCA’s rescue teams need support to stay out on the frontline as the only charity rescuing animals and investigating cruelty:

£2 could help to provide a meal for a dog in our care

£6 could help pay to feed a dog for a day in our care

£10 could help pay towards bandages for a dog

£15 could help pay for a cat or dog’s clinical exam

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