A COUNTY dog warden has been left lost for words after more “appalling” cases of dog cruelty in Wyre Forest have come to light.

In January, the Shuttle reported how a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Skeeter, had been been found in Spennels Valley Nature Reserve, in December in "pain and severe discomfort".

Since then, Pip Singleton, who works for Worcestershire Regulatory Services, has revealed the pitiful tales of defenceless dogs found in Wyre Forest, in a bid to get residents to think twice before getting a pet if they can’t afford the time or money it deserves.

Her actions follow the discovery of a Pug, named ‘Pugley’ by carers, who was found at Kidderminster train station on January 14, where he had been dumped.

Pugley, believed to be aged two, had severed demodectic mange, all his glands were up and swollen, he had a high temperature, hip dysplasia in both back legs and eye and ear infections. He is on antibiotics and is receiving love and care at a foster home, but faces an uphill struggle before his pain will subside.

Minnie Mouse, a Cairn Cross, had a completely matted and filthy coat, which took three people to clip off, when she was found in Stourport on January 24. They eventually weighed the dreadlocks which came in at over 2kg. She had lumps hanging from her – one was a hernia and her intestines were hanging below her body in the hernia. She now faces a huge operation to sort her hernia out and put her intestines back in the right place.

Pip said: “Words fail me and I can’t get my head around why someone would watch as these defenceless creatures suffer. Surely it takes less effort to give us a call and ask for help.

“Minnie can hardly get around with these massive lumps hanging from her body and if Pugley had been treated for his symptoms early on, he would have been fine.

“This is totally unnecessary and I want everyone to think twice before they even contemplate getting a pet. And if there is a slightest doubt that you haven’t got the money or time to give, then don’t do it.”

Councillor Mark Bullivant, WRS Joint Committee chairman, said: “Once again, I am absolutely horrified by these reports.

“But tragic events like these also bring out the kindness in people who have seen these and other cases on social media and have made donations of food, bedding and offers of home. Pip and her colleagues should be commended as I know it is more than a job to them.”

A box of five puppies were also found dumped in Kidderminster and taken to a local vets, as they were in such bad condition. Three of the puppies were in particularly poor condition and underweight, and started fitting. They were given a huge amount of medication and with a lot of time, patience and veterinary treatment; they have made a full recovery and will go on to find homes.

If you are thinking of getting a pet but need more advice, are struggling to care for a current animal or suspect somebody of neglect, contact the dog warden on 01905 822799.