A dog is on the verge of death after it wandered into a petrol station in West Yorkshire looking for help.
Nicknamed Susie, her rescuers say she is still on death’s door after she was found starving and limping heavily from a broken leg.
She was filmed on the forecourt of a BP garage in Lepton, Huddersfield, and is now in the care of the RSPCA.
Inspector Rebecca Goulding is at a loss as to why someone would let their dog get into such a state, describing her as ‘the sweetest thing’.
Susie was not microchipped so they’re now trying to track down her former owner to find out what happened in the run-up to her being discovered at 8.10am on September 20.
When she was discovered she had football socks tied tightly around her paws which have a severe skin condition and her ribs were visible.
Susie’s leg may also have to be amputated because it’s been left like that for so long.
She is believed to have broken her leg a week ago and vets say she may have to have it amputated.
Ms Goulding said: ‘We believe her leg had been broken for about a week before she was found, and the socks had been on longer because the broken leg also had a wound where a sock had been.
‘The poor girl is suffering from both sarcoptic mange and ringworm and was also emaciated. She was in a terribly sad state. She had to be sedated to get the socks off her.’
She added: #She really is the sweetest thing, and hasn’t misbehaved once when she has been getting treatment.
‘She was transferred to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital in Salford where everyone fell in love with her and has now been moved to an RSPCA branch where she has started to put on some weight.
‘Her skin conditions, which are contagious, means she is having to be kept in isolation and is receiving daily treatment, and it looks as though her broken leg will need to be amputated as it had started to heal in the wrong position.
‘She is far from out of the woods yet, but she is receiving the very best care and veterinary treatment.’
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.