RSPCA officers are hunting the person who left a dying dog beside a bin behind a Yardley supermarket.
The bull breed was unable to stand because of breaks to his neck, back, legs and ribs, and was covered in mange and very underweight.
The RSPCA say the six-month old pup was found inside a tied black bin liner which had been left near a bin behind the supermarket in Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham at 1.30pm on January 7 by concerned members of the public who contacted the animal welfare charity.
RSPCA animal rescue officer, Beccie Doherty, who is investigating, is appealing to the public for any information about the person responsible for allowing him to suffer before dumping him.
She said: “This poor dog was terrified and in pain, and covered in his own waste as he was unable to stand to go to the toilet.
“It’s sickening that someone chose to treat an animal in this heartless way, and even more distressing to think they simply dumped him to die in a bag they decided to throw away.
“The people who found him kindly tried their best to make him comfortable. Sadly, he was barely alive when I arrived. He was completely emaciated, covered in mange, and had broken bones.
“I rushed him to RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital where vets and nurses tried everything to stabilise him but unfortunately he died on the table.
“I understand many people viewing these pictures will be shocked by how graphic they are. It’s without a doubt distressing to see an animal who has been mistreated by humans in this way. This is the sad reality of animal rescue at a time we’re seeing a rise in such cases.
“I just hope someone will recognise him and help us track down those responsible for leaving him to die in a bag with such horrendous injuries and in such a neglected state.”
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA’s inspector’s appeal line number on 0300 123 8018.