A chihuahua found with a severe eye injury in Leicester has been rescued by the RSPCA.
The chihuahua was wearing a large collar which had the name ‘Tia’ on it when she was found by a member of the public on Hinckley Road by the junction of Golf Course Lane, in Braunstone Frith.
RSPCA Inspector Richard Durant said that she was found in a “bad way” and that “her left eye was horrific”.
After examination by a vet her injured eye has now been removed and she is recovering at one of RSPCA’s animal centres.
Staff have named her Minnie and are appealing for anyone who has any information about the chihuahua and where she came from to contact them.
Sadly her condition wouldn’t have gotten like this overnight and it is likely she was suffering for a long time.RICHARD DURANT, RSPCA INSPECTOR
The RSPCA has received more than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals across England & Wales since lockdown began – around 40 a day.
The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to rescue animals most in need
In most cases, we don’t know why pets are abandoned but it’s really important to remind people that there is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 can be passed from pets to people.RICHARD DURANT, RSPCA INSPECTOR
There is lots of help and support out there for anyone else struggling to get animal food, with health or behavioral issues, exercising their pets, or managing to keep children safe around pets. Please don’t be afraid to ask for help.