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An adorable little puppy was found with slash wounds – after being DUMPED out with the rubbish.
The RSPCA is appealing for information after the tiny puppy was found in the bin area outside a shop in Huddersfield, West Yorks.
The pup, who has been named Mabel, is thought to be aged between 10 and 14 days old.
The vulnerable Staffie is now being hand-reared by a local vet where she can be nursed back to health.
RSPCA inspector Emma Brook said: “This very young puppy could not have been more vulnerable.
“She was just a week or two old – many weeks too young to be away from her mother which shouldn’t happen until around eight weeks.
“She also had a serious injury – a large slash-wound to her shoulder-area which had been untreated.”
The puppy was found at about 7pm on Tuesday 5 May, and was taken to a local vet practice for treatment.
Emma said: “The vets said it was a very bad injury. They stapled it up but unfortunately it broke down so it’s since had to be managed as an open wound which is more of a challenge.
“I’ve been told she’s doing well though, the wound is now healing and hopefully she is going to make it.”
Anyone who has information about the puppy should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.