A dog found dumped in an Orpington front garden wearing veterinary bandages and a catheter inserted her leg may have it amputated.

Homeowners in Crofton Road were stunned to find the female Belgian German Shepherd dog with clear injuries and sitting helplessly in their front garden at around 7.30am last Saturday (July 8).

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer rushed to the address.

He said: “The poor dog was clearly in a lot of pain.”

“She was still wearing veterinary bandages on both her front legs when I got there and she wasn’t able to walk so there’s no way she got there on her own.

“She might have been deliberately left there which is a horrible thought."

News Shopper: The Belgian Shepherd who had been found by homeowners in their front garden last Saturday morning. Photo: RSPCA Essex Havering Branch / Facebook

Mr Pulfer took her to a local vet who found, not only was she suffering with paralysis in her front leg but also had a catheter in the other, which means she must have only had one recently treated.

Although the dog is microchipped, the details are not up to date.

Mr Pulfer said: “She is a very sweet and loving dog who really did not be deserve to be treated this way."

“She will now go to our RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital for more treatment and sadly it is likely she will have to have her paralysed leg amputated.

“But she will get all the care, treatment and love she deserves with our hospital staff whilst I investigate who is responsible for dumping her."

Anyone with any information can leave a message for Inspector Pulfer on the RSPCA Inspector’s appeal line number by calling 0300 123 8018.