Terrified dog found with throat ripped out in worst case RSPCA has ever seen

A terrified dog has been found with her throat ripped out in one of the worst cases of animal abuse RSPCA Cornwall has ever seen. Lady, a Jack Russell, was rescued by RSPCA inspectors and taken to their St Columb branch, where the extent of her injuries became apparent.

The poor pooch has since undergone a surgery on her throat but now might have to have one of her legs amputated because she cannot bear weight on it, reports Plymouth Live. An RSPCA statement said: “We’re no stranger to helping animals in a time of crisis, and Lady here was no exception.

“We received a call from the local inspectorate team asking if we could take in a Jack russell who was currently at the vets in a critical condition.

“We, of course, said yes without hesitation.

“Lady was rushed to a vets after she was found by the inspector with her oesophagus ripped out.

“The inspector took quick action and a local vet managed to help her in time so that her wound was not fatal.”

While Lady is recovering well from her operation, her surgery journey does not stop there.

“Lady cannot weight bear on her left hind limb. We do not know how long she’s been struggling with this or how it came about,” the statement adds.

“Our local vets, Penmellyn Vets, are investigating her leg, but it’s likely that she will need to have her leg amputated, or, need cruciate surgery on both of her hind legs.”

As the branch is not funded by the RSPCA, they have launched a fundraiser to raise enough money to cover the Jack russell’s medical treatment.

The statement reads: “We have over 100 animals under our care that all need our support and we, like every other rescue, need support from the public to keep helping these animals.

“If you can support us, even a small amount, this will go a long way to ensure that we can give every animal the second chance they deserve.”

RSPCA Cornwall will use any additional money from the fundraiser to help other animals in need.