Slough Borough Council is appealing for information after a dog was dumped in the woods and left to die.
The poorly pooch was found by a member of the public in Bluebell Woods, Britwell on Tuesday (12 June) obviously sick and unable to walk.
The kindly resident took the dog home and called the council’s neighbourhood enforcement team who rushed the dog to the emergency vet.
The vet found the elderly Staffordshire bull terrier had been severely neglected before being dumped, with serious muscle wastage, malnutrition and dangerous weight loss and a nasty skin condition.
Ian Blake, neighbourhood manager, said: “This poor dog was in such a state that there is no way it could have walked into the woods on its own.
“This means some heartless person dumped it there and left it to die.
“Thanks to the quick action of a local resident and the vet, the dog is now doing well in kennels and enjoying interacting with the kennel staff but he has a long way to go.
“We are appealing for anyone who knows who may have owned this dog or how it came to be in the woods to contact us as soon as possible.”
Councillor Pavitar K Mann, lead member for regulation and consumer protection, said: “Treating a defenceless animal like this is not only inhumane it is illegal.
“Please help us find out who did this because we can and will take action against them for their heartless behaviour.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Ian Blake on 07917 092909. Calls will be handled in the strictest confidence.