An RSPCA inspector is appealing for information after 'one of the tiniest puppies' she has ever dealt with was dumped with a ruptured eye, during the recent bitterly cold weather.
Little Bob measures just five inches from neck to bottom. He was abandoned last month in the car park of a vet’s surgery in High Street, Redbourn, St Albans.
The poor pup was believed to have been dumped overnight on 26 April and was found by veterinary staff the next morning.
Little Bob lucky to have survived
Little Bob had been left in a cardboard box, but had managed to get out, and was wandering around aimlessly in the car park.
To make matters even worse, Little Bob was dumped with a ruptured eyeball, completely emaciated and suffering from sarcoptic mange.
His eye injury was so bad that it sadly had to be removed by vets, as nothing more could be done to save it.
RSPCA Inspector Mel Fisher, said:
Poor Bob - he is absolutely tiny, and fits in the palm of your hand. He is only around eight weeks old and is probably the tiniest puppy that I have known to be abandoned.
He was dumped during some horribly cold weather, and on top of that he had his ruptured eye and was so skinny, he is a very lucky pup to have survived.
He really has been through it all and he is currently suffering from sarcoptic mange and is riddled with worms.
I cannot believe that someone would do this to such a poor innocent animal.
But he is a fighter and is pulling through and I just hope we can find the person responsible for dumping him.
Bob is currently being cared for by fosterers as he needs further veterinary treatment.
He weighs just over a kilo and he is currently wearing a dog coat which was made from a woolly hat that was cut in half.
Appeal for information
Can you help?
If you have any information about Little Bob, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, we'd really like to hear from you.
Please call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line: 0300 1234 999. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence.