This is the shocking moment a man cruelly dumped a seriously injured dog on a complete stranger’s doorstep in the middle of the night.
The RSPCA was called to a property in Flamstead, Hertfordshire on Friday, 7 September after the animal was left alone outside the door.
RSPCA inspector Phil Norman went to collect the dog and is now investigating.
He said: ‘We were contacted by a resident in Flamstead after they heard a noise at around 11pm at night and went to investigate.
‘They found the dog left on their doorstep and witnessed a car leaving the scene.
‘The dog – a white, female lurcher-type – was very frightened and had a nasty open fracture to one of her rear legs.’
After collecting the dog – who has been named Snow White – residents showed Inspector Norman CCTV images of the man who dumped her.
Inspector Norman added: ‘The man can be seen walking up the drive with the dog, onto the doorstep, and then turning around to leave the dog behind. He appears to be dressed in dark clothes with white trainers and a white baseball cap on.’
Snow White is thought to be around four or five years old and is now being cared for by staff at the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital in London.
Amanda Rooney, from the hospital, said: ‘Snow White has a nasty open fracture to her hind leg and the bone is sticking out, it’s awful. She’s been on painkillers while x-rays and tests are carried out.
‘We’re hoping to save the leg by repairing the break with a metal plate but we’re concerned about the infection so it’s touch and go at the moment as to whether she may need an amputation.
‘She’s such a sweet, gentle, friendly dog and it’s heartbreaking to think someone could coldly dump her in the middle of the night in such a state.
‘Thankfully, she’s safe now and is in the best place.’
Anyone who recognises the man dumping the dog or the dog herself is urged to get to call 0300 123 8018.