RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal after a stray dog was found with matted fur and “ulcerated and bulging” eyes in Ystrad Mynach.
The small shih tzu was found on Monday, July 15 and was taken to a nearby vet for immediate treatment, where it was given pain relief medication and had its fur clipped.
RSPCA inspector David Milborrow, who is making enquiries about the shih tzu, said: “This dog was so matted that it was difficult to tell where her head was.
“She is basically blind and now she has been clipped you can say her eyes are ulcerated and bulging. We really hope she might regain her sight.
“The local authority, who have also been involved as she was found as a stray, have, along with the vets, arranged a foster home for her and I hear she has settled in well.”
Mr Millborrow added: “We don’t know where she came from – apart from that she was found in Ystrad Mynach. She isn’t microchipped and it is difficult to tell her age from her condition.
“It is surprising she isn’t thinner as it would have been so difficult for her to eat with all the matted fur on her face.”
Anyone with information about the dog can call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.