The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned in the car park of their Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley Green.
CCTV footage shows a black Mercedes pull into the car park and stop by disabled bays at around 8.05am on Saturday 26th August.
A man gets out of the driver’s seat and takes the dog from the boot of the car and walks towards the centre’s gates.
The man then returns to the car alone before quickly driving away.
Seconds later the dog – a Staffordshire bull terrier-type named Roxy by rescue staff – is seen running back to where the car had been and wandering around the car park. It was 40 minutes before Roxy was found by a staff member arriving for work.
The RSPCA’s chief inspector for Birmingham, Rebecca Cooper, said: “It is so sad to think that someone thought it was okay to do this. Being abandoned must have been extremely stressful and poor Roxy wasn’t found straightaway.
“A vet has checked over Roxy and found that she seems to have a problem with her legs – this could be arthritis, but we are not sure yet until further tests are carried out. She is a lovely dog though and she is getting a lot of fuss.”
Anyone who recognises Roxy or the man in the footage is asked to call the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 123 8018.
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).