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The RSPCA launched an investigation after poor Biscuit was found dumped on the roadside cowering in a kennel next to his dead siblings earlier this month.

The one-year-old pup was frightened, cold, very thin and almost bald after suffering from a severe case of mange.

Inspector Lisa Lupson arrived at the scene and described it as one of “the saddest sights I have ever witnessed in my 12 years as an RSPCA inspector”.

She said: “It was truly horrendous – this poor dog was so ill and was so frightened, she still wanted to be with the dead dogs which we believe were her siblings.

“Initial reports suggest they had been dead for a number of days so it must have been horrendous for her to be there all that time not knowing what would happen to her – and she was so loyal she wanted to stay with them.”

Lisa rushed the poor pup – believed to be a terrier cross – to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital so she could be treated for severe mange and weight loss. Since her rescue two weeks ago the little pup has come on leaps and bounds

Lisa added: “She is the sweetest little thing. When we got to the hospital I gave her biscuit and in spite of all she had been through she wagged her tail – so we have decided to call her Biscuit.

“I am so grateful to the residents who found her and rallied round to help me and know many of them were utterly appalled and horrified by what they had to see.”

Thanks to the care of the RSPCA, Biscuit is now on the road to recovery.

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