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Animal charity, the RSPCA, has launched an investigation after a dog was found in Crewe starving and bleeding.

An investigation has been launched after an abandoned dog found tied to a street sign in Crewe, died in hospital.

The RSPCA was first alerted to the Dogue de Bordeaux starving and bleeding on Birchall Walk, following a call from a passer by.

Inspector Andy Harris, was on the scene at Birchall Walk, said, “The dog was in very poor condition and was extremely emaciated. Dogue de Bordeauxs are big, heavy dogs but you could see all of the ribs on this poor girl.

“When she was found she was also bleeding from her paws.

“She was rushed to a local vet and then referred to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital but, sadly, she was in such bad condition that she died overnight.

“It is a sad reality that the RSPCA often has to pick up the pieces when people can no longer care for their dogs properly.

“Every year, we are called out to rescue hundreds of animals across England who have been abandoned, unwanted and unloved. In 2015, we collected 1,341 dogs who had been dumped.

“Unfortunately, many people do not do enough research before getting or dog and to not properly take into consideration the responsibility, commitment and cost involved with caring for one.

“It’s then left to charities like us to pick up the pieces when poor dogs like this Dogue de Bordeaux are left to suffer or dumped at the side of the road like rubbish. It’s shocking.

Vet Rachel Watkinson said, “This was a very sad case and this poor dog was in extremely bad shape.

“She was collapsed with swelling to her head and bruising around her mouth and mammary area.

“She had a body condition score was just one out of nine meaning her skeletal bones were visible and prominent. Sadly, she died within a few hours of arriving at the hospital despite our best attempts.”

The exact cause of her death is not yet known.

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