The RSPCA is appealing for the public s help to find the people responsible for inflicting shocking wounds on a dog.
The tan-coloured crossbreed was found in an awful condition roaming Eastfield Road, in Peterborough, on Wednesday (November 25).
The four-year-old, who was not microchipped and had no ID, was found by a member of the public and taken to Vets 4 Pets in Peterborough.
Inspector Justin Stubbs, who has named him Alfie, said: He was very skinny when he was found.
He has clearly been either dragged behind a moving car or has been thrown from one.
The vet was shocked at the level of cruelty Alfie has endured and the pain he will have suffered.
But his tail has been slowly beginning to wag.
He is such a fantastic dog and so affectionate, I have really fallen for him. He just wants to be loved and despite what he s been through, absolutely adores people. It s really heartbreaking that someone could do this to him so callously.
Alfie had an operation for treatment to bleeding wounds on his feet and legs. The cuts went as deep as the bone but he is expected to make a full recovery and is currently staying in RSPCA boarding kennels.
We re appealing to anyone who recognises him or thinks he may have belonged to a friend or neighbour, Inspector Stubbs added.
He has probably been kept outside all his life as he is not house trained, and we think he may have lived side-by-side with ferrets as he smelt of them when he was found.
If anyone recognises him, or knows of a neighbour who had a similar dog which has recently disappeared, please call the RSPCA s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.