The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dead in an alleyway in Gainsborough.
The female bull terrier was found in an alleyway behind Clinton Terrace.
She was covered over with old bedding when RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis attended on Friday March 25.
“The poor thing had no fat on her at all and her muscles had wasted away,” said RSPCA inspector Ellis.
“Her eyes were sunken and oozing discharge and there was a very dark red or black discharge coming from her rear end.”
She is described as an older dog, brindle-coloured with white markings on her chin, neck and chest. She wasn’t wearing a collar and ID tag or microchipped so at the moment there is no way to identify her owner.
“One way or another this dog has been badly neglected,” added Mr Ellis.
“Initial veterinary opinion is that she has either starved to death or was suffering from an untreated illness.
“I want to hear from anyone who knows who she belonged to.
“If you have any information that might help my investigation please call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for me.”