AN EXPERIENCED dog warden was left shocked and disgusted after finding a blind and neglected stray in Wyre Forest.

Worcestershire Regulatory Services’ (WRS) Pip Singleton picked up Doodlebug, who is an elderly Labrador in the district just before Christmas.

But the poor condition that the dog, who wasn’t chipped, was left in appalled the dog warden and animal welfare officer.

She is now urging people who find it difficult to cope or afford pets to seek help rather than dump them.

WRS hasn’t specified the location that Doodlebug was found in but said she was in pain, emaciated and could hardly walk.

She spent a few days at the vet where she was also treated for diabetes and is now in a loving foster home.

Pip Singleton, said: “I have been doing this job for so many years you would think I would have become hardened to seeing such sights.

“Yet I still find it shocking that someone could do this to such a beautiful creature who, I am guessing, had eye problems and the vet bills perhaps became too much for the owners.

“It’s 2018, we should not be seeing such levels of neglect and cruelty which ultimately costs the taxpayer to fix.

“I cannot stress any more that if you have a pet that you cannot cope with or afford, then let us know and we can help.”

If anyone needs help with a pet or have information about Doodlebug’s previous owners or any other animal who people fear is being mistreated, are urged to call the Dog Warden Service on 01905 822799.