THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned on some waste ground earlier this month during the cold snap.
The dog, an akita cross breed, was found tethered to a small tree on wasteland in the area of Langer Lane, Chesterfield on Wednesday, February 8.
She dog was tied up with a metal chain attached to a choke chain.
When the RSPCA arrived to collect the dog – who has been named Grace – they found that she was in good condition but was very frightened, cold and aggressive.
But when she was removed from the area and taken into RSPCA care her behaviour changed.
The dog is around two to three years old, and has light tan patches on her body and is wall-eyed.
RSPCA animal welfare officer, Andy Sowden, said: “”This poor dog was found by a passer-by on the morning of February 8, and the chances are she could have been left overnight.“
“She was very frightened and cold, but her behaviour completely changed once she was taken into RSPCA care. Everything points to the fact that she has just been dumped by her owners, and we would appeal to anyone who has any information regarding who owned this dog or where she could have come from to get in touch with us.”
She is now being cared for at the RSPCA, Chesterfield Animal Centre. Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.”