Seriously injured dog staggers into a garden and ‘collapses in a pool of blood’

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier star collapsed in the back garden of a house on Basil Street in Bradford surrounded by blood – and was taken to a nearby vet for emergency treatment

Star is now in urgent need of veterinary care

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a seriously injured dog stumbled into a garden and “collapsed in a pool of blood”.

The brindle and white Staffie Star was found by locals in the back garden of a house on Basil Street in Bradford on Thursday morning.

RSPCA Inspector Demi Hodby rushed to collect the poor dog and took him to a nearby veterinarian.

She said: “We checked a neighbour’s CCTV and it showed Star wandering off the road into the garden around 4.30am before collapsing in a pool of blood.

“CCTV doesn’t show where Star came from and there’s no obvious trail of blood, so I believe someone drove him into the area and dumped him in that condition.”

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It is believed that someone dropped him off in this condition

The dog is an adult, unneutered male who was microchipped but with details that do not match. Requests are made to understand the contract details on the chip. His chip lists him as a star.

Officials are asking residents to check their doorbell cameras and security cameras to see if they can trace where the dog came from or if they have footage of a person or vehicle leaving it nearby.

Star is now in urgent need of veterinary care.

Demi added: “The poor star was riddled with multiple injuries. He had a total of eight open, bloody wounds, all of which had to be cleaned and stitched under anesthesia.

“We were concerned when he took a long time to wake up from surgery but luckily he got through it and seems to be getting stronger now.

“He has two particularly deep wounds on his stomach and front paw. He’s bruised and bruised, feels sore, but he’s on his feet now and walking around and has started eating which is wonderful to see.

“Vets believe his injuries were caused by an ongoing dogfight and we are concerned he may have been used in some form or organized fight.

“I urge anyone who may recognize him, who lives in the area and has CCTV or saw anything suspicious overnight on Wednesday to contact our appeals line on 0300 123 8018.”

Star will remain in the care of the vets until he is strong enough to be taken to an RSPCA placement center for rehabilitation and evaluation. He’s not ready for rehome requests just yet.

To continue to support the RSPCA in rescuing, rehabilitating and housing animals in need of urgent care like Star, please visit our website or call our donations hotline on 0300 123 8181.

Do you have a dog story to share? Email paige.freshwater@reachplc.com.

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