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King Charles spaniel abandoned in Charing left in 'terrible' state says RSPCA


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Heartless’ owners left a King Charles spaniel to get into "terrible" condition before abandoning her.

The female unneutered dog was found straying in Charing on Wednesday by a member of the public and handed in to an Ashford veterinary surgery.

Olive is suffering from an eye infection
Olive is suffering from an eye infection

Vets at the clinic took one look and contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Clive Hopwood said: "This poor dog was in such a sorry state; she had terrible teeth, awful eye infections - which may well leave her partially sighted - and a horrible skin condition.

"Someone has clearly neglected her for some time.

"She was unneutered so we suspect she may have been used for breeding in the past and has received a very low standard of care.

"She was micro-chipped but the chip was not registered and the chip company told us they could not pull any usable data from her account.”

It's likely Olive will loose a number of teeth
It's likely Olive will loose a number of teeth

The RSPCA has named the dog Olive. She is thought to be around five-years-old.

She will remain at the vets receiving care and treatment until she is well enough to move to an RSPCA re-homing centre.

Insp Hopwood added: "It looks like she’ll need to have some teeth removed and her eyes and skin will require considerable treatment; we don’t know yet if she’ll be able to see once her eyes have recovered.

"To allow her to get into this state is totally heartless.

"I’d like to speak to anyone who recognises her or who may have information as to who was responsible for her care."

The RSPCA want to find out who left Olive in this terrible condition
The RSPCA want to find out who left Olive in this terrible condition

"Please call us on 0300 123 8018 and leave me a message if you can help our inquiries."

Escaped animals, unusual finds and news from the RSPCA can all be found here.

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