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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a French Bulldog was found hairless and with a serious prolapse.
The dog – who has been nicknamed Poppy – was handed into Cardiff Dog’s Home on 26 November, who then contacted RSPCA Cymru. She was found hairless due to mange and had a prolapsed anus.
Poppy, aged a year-and-a-half, has since received a series of treatment for her skin and has undergone surgery to fix the prolapse.
RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “She was found in a pretty awful state, bless her. She has received lots of treatment for her skin and has had surgery. She is recovering well but has some way to go.
“Poppy is absolutely gorgeous and is a really friendly dog. She is growing stronger by the day and is doing really well in our care.
“We’re appealing for information to see if anyone recognises her to help us with ongoing enquiries. It has been reported that she was found in the Ely area of Cardiff.
“If anyone has any information about this dog please could they call us on the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are in confidence.”
To help the RSPCA to continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care, and to support the charity’s ‘kindness’ campaign, please visit www.rspca.org.uk/winterappeal