A dog deformed by overbreeding has had to be put down after being found in a Birmingham street.
RSPCA inspectors was called by a member of the public who had found the American Bulldog on Bolton Road on August 18th.
She was limping and wandering around the street in the Small Heath area of the city.
RSPCA inspector Kim Charles said: “We could tell as soon as we looked at her that she had been overbred. Her mammary glands were very large and her body had become deformed as a result of all the breeding she has been put through.
“On top of that, she also had a horrific skin condition which had left her skin red raw. She had been through such a lot and was in quite a state when she was found.”
Vets decided to put the dog down to prevent further suffering.
Kim said: “It is so sad as she was so lovely and friendly, but it was clear that she was in a lot of pain and discomfort. She was very subdued and reluctant to move.”
Anyone with information which can help the RSPCA’s investigation can contact the charity’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018.