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Injured Keighley dog has to be put down
2:00pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A dog found abandoned in a Keighley churchyard last month had to be put down because of the severity of her injuries.
The RSPCA had taken Bobby into their care after she was found in the yard of Keighley New Church on February 21.
Passers-by found her cowering in the yard and howling in pain. The cross breed, thought to be no older than three, had a fractured leg, a rusty chain wrapped around her neck, was dangerously thin and covered in faeces.
Vets treating Bobby initially decided her broken leg would need to be amputated, but after further examinations they realised the fracture was so severe it went all the way up to her shoulder.
She faced no hope of recovery and has since been put down.
The charity has now renewed its appeal for information about where the dog came from, and fear her former owner may have other animals in their care.
RSPCA officer Charlotte Booker said: “It is very sad, this is never the result we want.”
Anyone with information can contact 0300 1234999.