A POORLY and emaciated dog with puss coming out of its eyes has been found staggering around the streets of Partington.

The abandoned Japanese Akita could barely walk when it was found in Chestnut Walk by a member of the public on Wednesday morning, July 25. It was in a distressed state and winced at the slightest touch.

The dog, who has been nicknamed Chester, was collected by an animal welfare officer from the charity, who took him immediately to the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital in Salford for urgent care.

Steven Wickham, RSPCA animal welfare officer , said: “This poor dog was in so much discomfort.

“It is the first time I have ever seen a dog whimper and cry because a stethoscope is touching their skin.

“Chester is in a very poor state. Not only is he very skinny but his skin is also very sore and he has pus coming out of his eyes.

"He was staggering about and was trying to bite at his own skin because it was itching so much.

“Japanese Akitas are usually majestic-looking dogs so it is very sad to see one in such a poor state. The staff at the hospital gave him a steroid injection to stop the scratching which has calmed him down a bit.

“He has clearly been neglected for some time and we are keen to find out how he came to be in this way.”

Chester has no microchip so the RSPCA is unable to find out where he came from.

Anyone who has any information should contact the charity’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018.