Skeletal dog found

Skeletal dog ate glass, metal and batteries to survive

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A skeletal dog, discovered by a good Samaritan earlier this month in Accrington, Lancashire, apparently ate batteries, metal and glass in an effort to survive. The male “bull-dog type” dog is the thinnest canine that one RSPCA investigator has ever seen.

It is surmised that the dog, dubbed Eric, was left confined in an area – possibly a garage or shed – and he tried to eat anything that he could find to stay alive. The RSPCA is hoping to find out who is responsible for this dog’s extreme neglect – but they realize that it will be hard. Eric did not have any identification on him – not even a microchip. Nobody in the area where he was found has admitted to recognizing him.

Eric is on a special diet to help him recover from nearly being starved to death – he is making progress, but has a long way to go. As reported by the Lancashire Telegraph, he is now able to stand and take a few steps, and he is recuperating in a foster home.

Anyone with information is asked to phone the RSPCA appeal line at 0300 123 8018.

(Images via screenshot Lancashire Telegraph)

Yesterday: Last call issued for high energy pup at NYC animal control – more here.

More: Man accused of torturing a dog to death – and claimed to have enjoyed it. More here.


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