Who did this to Bella? RSPCA investigates after emaciated dog found in Norfolk field

An adult female lurcher, now named Bella, was found in a field near Greenways in Newton Flotman on M

An adult female lurcher, now named Bella, was found in a field near Greenways in Newton Flotman on March 4. - Credit: Archant

The RSPCA is investigating after an emaciated dog was found abandoned in a field in Newton Flotman.

An adult female lurcher, now named Bella, was found in a field near Greenways in Newton Flotman on M

An adult female lurcher, now named Bella, was found in a field near Greenways in Newton Flotman on March 4. - Credit: Archant

Inspectors said the lurcher, who has been named Bella, received immediate treatment and is now happily recovering.

But she was in a poor condition when she was found in the field near Greenways on Friday, March 4.

A concerned member of the public found Bella and took her to the local vets.

RSPCA inspector Laura Sayer said: 'When I arrived at the vets on Friday afternoon I was shown poor Bella.

'She was in extremely poor body condition and was so weak she could hardly stand.

'She had no interest in her surroundings, people or even food - all she wanted to do was to lay down.

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Due to her condition, vets believe Bella had been neglected and the RSPCA is appealing to the public for any information.

'Bella's condition is said to be improving and thankfully her appetite has returned,' added Insp Sayer. 'The last update I received was from the veterinary nurses who said 'she's eating us out of house and home.''

If you have any information about Bella's previous treatment, call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations.

To donate, text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts cost £3 and one standard network rate message).

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