A dog found dumped at the side of a busy road by a member of the public was later put to sleep to end its suffering.
The white German shepherd was found in a lay-by on the A17 at Cranwell on Thursday with a note reading: “My name is Sasha, please look after me.”
She was already in a collapsed state. The member of the public took her home and contacted a dog warden who collected her – but she was taken to a vet who decided that the kindest thing would be to put her to sleep as she had lost the use of her back legs.
The dog warden contacted the RSPCA and inspector Sarah Chambers has launched an investigation.
She said: “Although the dog owner thinks they were doing the right thing by leaving her with a note, how long would poor Sasha have suffered had she not been found?
“It also must have been terrifying for her being left alone with all the busy traffic passing by.
“We are so grateful to the member of the public who collected her and did all they could to help this poor dog.
“We do not have much information to go on, apart from the details on the note.
“Anyone with information regarding this – or who knows who Sasha’s owner – is asked to please call me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
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