He is a bright and friendly dog who is trained - so why did somebody starve him to half his body weight? Help the RSPCA trace who did this to Dingo

Starving Staffordshire bull terrier found at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Starving Staffordshire bull terrier found at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough - Credit: Archant

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an extremely skinny dog was found at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough.

Starving Staffordshire bull terrier found at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Starving Staffordshire bull terrier found at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough - Credit: Archant

The Staffordshire bull terrier was taken in by an RSPCA inspector who is now investigating how he came to be so emaciated.

The dog, now named Dingo, was found in the Ferry Meadows area on Friday (15) and he weighed less than 9kg - that’s less than half of what he should have weighed.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “He was so skinny and very shaky on his legs. He was a bag of bones, but he is a bright, friendly and affectionate boy.

“He has settled in well at the kennels and is now enjoying a warm bed, a ‘little and often’ diet, and lots of treats.”


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Dingo is described as an entire male, brindle-coloured staffie of around four to five-years-old.

Inspector Stubbs would like to hear from anyone who might recognise Dingo, or know how he came to be in Peterborough alone.

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“He’s not microchipped or identified but has obviously been trained at some point as he knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw’,” he said.

“We’re appealing to the public to share Dingo’s picture and help us trace who may have owned, or lost, this lovely boy.

“Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

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