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Vets Forced To Euthanase Three-legged Puppy Found On Beach

The three-legged husky had previously had her back right leg amputated, and the site was badly infected.

The RSPCA South Australia is searching for the owner of a Husky puppy, after it was found on the foreshore of Semaphore Park in Adelaide's west.

Due to its condition, vets were forced to euthanise the puppy, thought to be about four months old.

The husky was thought to be about four months old.

A woman was walking her dog early on Monday May 13 and found the animal lying against a fence, on the grass between the beach and the carpark - at first glance, she thought it was a discarded plastic bag.

The puppy was missing its hind right leg from the hock down. The amputation site appeared to be an old injury and was infected. She was also suffering from exposure to the cold weather.

The woman wrapped her up and gave her water, before taking her to a nearby vet. Further examination revealed the dog also had a spinal fracture and had to be humanely euthanised. It's unknown what caused the injury.

The RSPCA is urging anyone with information to come forward.

"We are confident someone owned this dog, she was not underfed," Chief Inspector Andrea Lewis said in a statement.

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