Heartless dog owner leaves lurcher tied to lamppost with broken leg

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Heartless dog owner leaves lurcher called Steve tied to lamppost with broken leg - before passer-by rescues the pet and animal charity nurses him back to health

Two-year-old Steve was spotted by a passerby on the street in Canterbury, Kent He was then moved to an RSPCA hospital to have his front legs fixed Steve wasn't microchipped so the RSPCA hasn't been able to track down owner 

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 15:51 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 16:30 GMT, 28 October 2020

A heartless dog owner abandoned his lurcher Steve leaving him tied to a bus stop with a broken leg.

Two-year-old Steve was spotted by a passerby on the street in Canterbury, Kent. 

They then alerted Dogs Trust, who took him to a nearby vet for emergency treatment. 

Steve was then moved to an RSPCA hospital for an operation to fix his front leg.   

Having undergone his life-changing surgery, Steve is now resting for twelve weeks under the strict supervision of RSPCA staff where he is expected to fully recover. 

RSPCA Inspector Grace Harris-Bridge said: 'Poor Steve was in a huge amount of pain from his broken leg and was just left alone tied to a bus stop.

A heartless dog owner abandoned his lurcher Steve leaving him tied to a bus stop with a broken leg 

A heartless dog owner abandoned his lurcher Steve (pictured) leaving him tied to a bus stop with a broken leg

'It's absolutely heart-breaking to think someone just discarded him when he was so in need of help.

'My colleagues at Harmsworth Animal Hospital have also done an incredible job repairing his leg and treating him.'

Staff have tried to identify his owner but haven't been able to because he doesn't have a microchip.  

Steve was then moved to an RSPCA hospital for an operation to fix his front leg. Pictured: Steve's X-ray

RSPCA Inspector Grace Harris-Bridge said: 'Poor Steve was in a huge amount of pain from his broken leg and was just left alone tied to a bus stop.' Pictured: Steve's X-ray

They are now making preparations to find Steve a new home where he can get the love he deserves once he has recovered from his surgery.

Ms Harris-Bridge added: 'I understand he wasn't the best patient and understandably seemed very scared and anxious by everything happening.

'Happily now he has had his operation he's doing very well and is actually a real sweetie.'

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