Dog Abandoned In Terrible State

3 January 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 3 January 2013, 11:30

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a 3-month-old puppy suffering from severe skin condition which was dumped on the back-door step of a house in Luton.

The female, brown and white, Jack Russell terrier has been named 'Flower' by the animal centre caring for her.

She was abandoned on the evening of Saturday 29 December in Acworth Crescent in Luton.

The person who called the RSPCA said that they had been watching television when they heard a light tap on their back door. They thought someone had knocked and run off but when they opened the door they found the puppy shivering on their doorstep.

RSPCA inspector Kirsty Withnall told Heart: "Flower is extremely thin and suffering from fur loss caused by an allergic reaction to skin mites. She has a lovely nature and was microchipped. But the person identified by the microchip log said they had rehomed her with someone in Bedford.

"Some heartless person has just dumped her not knowing if she would be cared for by the people who found her." 

Kirsty concluded: "If you have any information about who owns Flower please call us in confidence on 0300 123 8181."

To help us investigate cases like this please text HELP to 78866 now to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).