A DOG with a broken leg was found wrapped in a curtain and abandoned in freezing conditions next to some bins in Berkeley.

The dog - who is named Duke and around 18 months old - was found by a refuse collector.

The worker had been emptying bins at Armstrong Mobile Vets in Berkeley, Gloucestershire on Tuesday, February 11.

The RSPCA is now appealing for information about Duke, a saluki cross.

RSPCA inspector Suzi Smith, who is investigating for the animal welfare charity, said: “It’s heartbreaking that there are irresponsible people who simply dump animals when they desperately need help.

“There is never any excuse to dump animals like rubbish and treat them so cruelly. There are plenty of animal charities who can offer help or support.

“Duke has a badly broken leg and was left wrapped in a curtain outside when overnight temperatures were near freezing.

"The vets received no call to state he was there and he was found at around 7am by a man who was emptying the bins.

“Duke has a microchip so we know his name and age but the details are unfortunately not up to date.

"However, there is CCTV footage from the vet practice and we now know a white Transit style van visited at around 8.45pm and are very keen to speak to the driver.”

Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Suzi Smith.

Duke is now receiving the treatment and care he needs and it’s hoped his broken leg will heal.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals visit: rspca.org.uk