STARVED DOG: RSPCA is appealing for information from the public in regards to an emaciated dog.
STARVED DOG: RSPCA is appealing for information from the public in regards to an emaciated dog.

Abandoned dog found starved in house

THE RSPCA is desperately appealing for information from the public after a severely emaciated dog was found abandoned in a Darling Heights home.

RSPCA Queensland regional inspector Shawn Jansen said a real estate agent managing a vacant unit near the University of Southern Queensland rang the animal welfare group on Saturday.

She reported she had just discovered the emaciated male bull Arab-type dog confined in the yard.

The previous tenants did not own any animals and the agent reported the dog was not at the property during the exit inspection or during consequent "open houses".

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said the dog may have been dumped at the home.

 

APPALLING CONDITION: An emaciated dog was found abandoned at a West St home in Darling Heights.
APPALLING CONDITION: An emaciated dog was found abandoned at a West St home in Darling Heights.

He said it was appalling to see an animal in its emaciated state.

Mr Jansen said the investigation would centre around how the dog came to be in this appalling condition and whether someone had deliberately left the dog there.

The group will also try to find out whether the dog simply wandered into the yard and become trapped.

"Any information that could assist with these inquiries would be greatly appreciated," he said.

The dog was transported to Wacol yesterday after spending the weekend at West Toowoomba Veterinary Surgery.

Anyone with information can call 1300264625 or 34269999.



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