An abandoned dog that had been left tied to a lamppost after breaking its leg is on the road to recovery after being taken in by the Dogs Trust.
The two year old Lurcher, nickname Steve the Stray, was spotted in the street by a member of the public in Canterbury, Kent, earlier this month.
The concerned passerby alerted the Dogs Trust who took the injured pup to a nearby vet for emergency treatment.
The poorly pooch was then moved to an RSPCA hospital for an operation to fix his broken bone.
Having undergone his life-changing surgery, the plucky mutt is now resting for twelve weeks under the strict supervision of RSPCA staff while he makes a full recovery.
RSPCA inspector Grace Harris-Bridge said: "Poor Steve was in a huge amount of pain from his broken leg and was just left alone tied to a bus stop.
"It's absolutely heart-breaking to think someone just discarded him when he was so in need of help.
"My colleagues at Harmsworth Animal Hospital have also done an incredible job repairing his leg and treating him."
Staff have tried to track down his original owner but so far have hit a brick wall as the lovable hound doesn't have a microchip.
They are now making preparations to find Steve a new home so that once he has recovered from his surgery he can get the love he deserves.
Grace Harris-Bridge added: "I understand he wasn't the best patient and understandably seemed very scared and anxious by everything happening.
"Happily now he has had his operation he's doing very well and is actually a real sweetie."
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