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RSPCA appeal after injured Keighley dog put down
9:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in Keighley
A dog found abandoned in a Keighley churchyard last month has had to be put down because of the severity of her injuries.
The RSPCA had taken Bobby, as she was named, into its care after she was found outside 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.
Officers believe Bobby was kept as an outside dog, and her owner dumped her rather than have her treated.
Officer Charlotte Booker said: “The fracture was very complex, and she had to be put to sleep because of the positioning of it. It is very sad – this is never the result we want.
“Someone must know where she came from.”
Anyone with information should call 03001 234999.