A defenceless dog who was beaten so hard she went blind in one eye has begun her search for a new, loving home.
Aly the Staffordshire bull terrier cross was found tied to a pole and left for dead in some South Yorkshire woodland in February.
She had head injuries, was extremely disorientated and was tethered so tightly that she had to stand completely still to avoid being choked by her lead.
The concerned member of the public who found her raised the alarm and RSPCA inspectors rescued her from the woods off Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe.
RSPCA general manager Stella White said: “After being taken to a vet, it was discovered she had sustained blunt trauma to her right eye and skull area, which the vet believed were consistent with having been beaten by an implement, rather than an accidental injury, such as a collision with a car.
“Sadly, Aly lost the sight in her affected eye.”
Aly has become a firm favourite with staff at the RSPCA Sheffield Branch, also known as the Sheffield Animal Centre, in Attercliffe – but after making a fantastic recovery she is now ready for rehoming.
Stella said: “Aly and many other rehabilitated cats and dogs like her are available for adoption at the RSPCA Sheffield Branch. We are open every day of the week for public viewing between 12.30 and 3.30pm, except Wednesday when we are closed for training but open between 5pm and 7pm during summer months.”