The RSPCA is investigating after an emaciated dog was dumped in a field in Cannock.
The female Staffordshire bull terrier, who has been named Ruby, weighs just 8kg instead of the 20kg she should weigh.
As well as being extremely underweight, Ruby had infected open sores on her back legs and an ulcerated eye which is so infected that it now needs removing.
She was found by a member of the public on Thursday 6th October in a field opposite a One Stop store in Longford Road.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant, who is investigating, said: “Ruby was in the most appalling condition when she was found, and clearly had been for some time.
“She is just skin and bone and sadly is going to lose an eye due to an ulcer which has not been treated.
“The open sores on her behind look extremely painful and should have been treated a very long time ago. Ruby has clearly been very uncomfortable for a while but she is now on pain relief and is slowly recovering.
“It is hard to believe why someone would dump Ruby, as she is absolutely adorable and is very friendly.
“We are very keen to find out who dumped Ruby and we urge anyone who has any information to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
Ruby is now in the RSPCA’s care. It is hoped she will be available for rehoming soon once she has recovered.