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19 March 2015, 12:22
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found abandoned and tied to the back of a car in Cambridgeshire.
The male, two year-old Saluki, now named Louis, had a lucky escape when he was spotted by the owner of the car around midnight on Tuesday (17 March).
He was found with his lead attached to the bumper of a car parked on on the HIgh Street in West Wratting. He was thin, with a lacklustre coat, ear mites and had a bad cut on his foot.
The member of the public called the police, who in turn called the RSPCA and Louis was taken to a vet and then into RSPCA care. He did not have a microchip or tag and we do not know where he came from.
RSPCA inspector Carrie O'Riordan said: "Not only was this poor dog dumped without any care - but he was left in an incredibly dangerous place in the middle of the night.
"It was so lucky that the car owner managed to spot poor Lucky before he drove off.
"It was pitch black, and it would have been very easy for them to reverse or drive off without noticing the poor animal. He was not attached to anything secure.
"Louis is a lovely dog but was unsurprisingly completely terrified and distressed being abandoned as he was. He is still a bit dull and depressed but is in RSPCA care now and doing well. He has been given pain relief and a bandage and it is hoped that with a bit of love and care he can recover from his ordeal.
"Anyone with any information about how this dog came to be dumped in this callous and dangerous way should call us on 0300 123 8018."