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Dog found with missing jaw 'injured while badger baiting'

Thursday December 15th 2016

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with "horrific" injuries, consistent with fighting with badgers, was found in Walsall.

The female Parson Russell Terrier-type dog, thought to be aged around eight to ten years old, is missing part of her bottom jaw.

She was found in Chester Road, near Brownhills, by a member of the public on Monday November 28.

The dog, who's been nicknamed Elf, was wearing a radio transmitter attached to a red collar - a tactic used by people who take their dogs badger baiting so that they can locate their dog when they're down in a badger sett.

The person who found her took her to a local vet who called the charity.

Inspector Laura Bryant, who's investigating, said: "Elf was clearly in a bad way with fresh wounds to her ears and a horrific old injury to her jaw - which the vet said is consistent with fighting with a wild animal."

She added that although Elf has been through a lot she is "incredibly friendly".

The RSPCA is appealing for anyone with information about Elf to come forward and call the charity on 0300 123 8018.

Inspector Bryant said: "We also urge anyone who sees any groups of people with dogs - particularly wearing a radio transmission collar - acting suspiciously in the area to contact us or the police."

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers Pet Insurance.

Copyright Press Association 2016