'Fighting dog' found dumped tied to bars in Nechells

Dog The dog’s face was dripping with blood as a result of very deep cuts across his face, the RSPCA said

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An animal likely to have been a fighting dog was dumped at a recreation ground after suffering deep cuts, animal charity the RSPCA said.

It said his face was "dripping with blood" and he had "numerous" wounds all over his body when he was discovered in Mount Street, Nechells, Birmingham.

He had probably led "a very bleak existence" before being found tied to metal bars on Monday, the RSPCA said.

The charity said it was keen to find the owner.

Animal welfare officer Ben Jones said: "I actually find it quite disgusting and infuriating that someone can be so callous as to use their dog for fighting and then just abandon him on his own in a strange park - knowing that he really needs to have emergency veterinary treatment."

A member of the public called the charity, which said the animal has to be identified by a dog legislation officer as it is thought he could be a pit bull breed.

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