A DOG which was ‘skin and bone’ and in such a weak state she had collapsed was found abandoned on a field in Leigh.
A man walking his dog found the female black and white Staffordshire bull terrier by the Pataks factory on Marsh’s playing field and took her home.
He called the RSPCA who took her straight to the vet.
Inspector Vicki McDonald, at the RSPCA, said: “She was absolutely emaciated – all skin and bone.
“She was so weak she had collapsed. It is disgraceful – one of the thinnest dogs I have ever seen. She was in such a pitiful state.
“But seeing the condition of her coat, it was clear she had not been roaming the streets for days, as she was dry. It appears she had come from a home and had been abandoned.
“I am urging the owners, or anyone with any information to come forward.
“If anyone has any ounce of feeling for a dog in a state like this, they should come forward and help us with our enquiries.
“If the situation arises that you are no longer able to cope with the welfare needs of any pet, there are people who can offer help, as well as the RSPCA. It is only a phone call to ask.
“We were really lucky to find this dog – she could have died.”
The dog, named Brooke by the RSPCA, as she was found by a fence near a brook, is currently being still with the vet.
She is expected to be released later this week to a temporary foster home, as she is too weak to stay in RSPCA kennels.
Inspector McDonald added: “Hopefully she will make a good recovery and go to a good home environment.”
If anyone has any information they can call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.