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Rare dog in critical condition
A RARE breed dog is in a critical condition at the vets after it was found chained to a lump of concrete in a derelict garage in Purfleet.
Without food or water, the starving male Japanese Akita was in a bad way when it was spotted by a resident in the garage off Sussex Terrace.
The young dog suffering from painful arthritis in its back legs and due to the way it had been tied up, it could barely move.
Lewis Taylor, an RSPCA inspector who rushed out to help the canine, said: “Whoever did this must have known they were abandoning him to die a slow and painful death. Why someone would do this is beyond comprehension.”
The RSPCA are urging anyone with information about this incident to call the inspector information line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are in confidence.
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