Poorly dog found dumped by side of road
We're appealing for information after a poorly Jack Russell terrier was found abandoned by the side of the road in Oxford.
The brown and white dog, who is around two-years-old, was discovered by the side of the road by a member of the public in Victoria Road, North Oxford, on Friday 12 November.
The male dog was then taken by the passerby to Medivet, Woodstock, who alerted us and we're now investigating.
Inspector Prisca Giddens said: "This poor Jack Russell was found by the side of the road and handed into the vets. He is suffering from severe diarrhoea and sickness and tests have revealed that sadly this is due to parvovirus, a highly contagious viral disease with a high mortality rate among untreated dogs.
"This poor dog is incredibly poorly and at the moment we're not sure if he will pull through but the vets are doing everything they can to help. He is not microchipped and not wearing a collar when found so we're appealing for information to try and find out how this poor dog came to be abandoned in this state.
We understand that people's circumstances can change which may mean they can no longer afford to care for their pets but there is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this, and especially a dog which is clearly so poorly and in need of urgent veterinary care.
"If you have any information, if you recognise this dog, or if you saw anything around Victoria Road in Oxford on Friday at around 5pm please contact the RSPCA, in strictest confidence, on 0300 123 8018."