A ‘friendly’ white Boxer looked like the saddest dog in the world after being dumped in the street by its callous owner.
Tied to a lamppost and left to fend for itself, the pet looked heartbroken as it hung its head and sat hunched over on a Hull pavement.
The animal was discovered by resident Graham Dobson, 43, on Thursday morning, Hull Live reports.
He gave the dog, which he described as “friendly” and “real nice”, water and food before calling the warden.
Other people told him the “sad and scared” creature had been tied up for more than an hour.
“It was heartbreaking to see he had been left and how upset he was, as he was a real nice dog and so friendly, just really scared,” he said.
“I fed and watered him as he’d been left with nothing and then called the dog warden to pick him up.”
The rescuer snapped the tear-jerking picture of how he found the canine, which has caused outrage among animal lovers.
Commenting on a Facebook post about the dog, Pamela Jones said: “B******* whoever they are!! What a beautiful boy he is, I hope he finds a loving forever home poor little mite didn’t deserve this.”
Gladys Shearsmith added: “Why would anyone do this poor little thing?
“I hope someone will give him a good home and love him and find the t**** who dumped him at the side of the road.”
And Emma Jane Simpson said: “They should of taken him to a rescue centre. The staff wouldn’t have judged them at all am sure they have heard most reasons why people can’t keep their pets!
“Poor dog, better chance of going to the right home if owners left details i.e. good with cats; not great with kids etc! K*** h****.”
Graham has also been praised for potentially saving the dog’s life, with Adam Read commenting: “Hats off to Graham Dobson, well done that man. Pets are for life.”
The boxer, named Max, has been taken to a special rescue centre where he will be assessed before being transferred to a new family, Hull Live reports.
His owner returned to the scene when he realised the warden was there, and signed papers to transfer the dog to the council.
The rescue team described Max as “nervous” an said he “may just want peace and quiet” before being taken on by a foster family.
Outlining what will happen next, Matthew McDonnell, chair of the charity said: “He will probably be very scared and a bit disorientated perhaps.
“I imagine if he has been tied to a lamppost he could be very nervous and he may just want peace and quiet so we will find him a nice, quiet space and find out what he needs and look to see if we can find any vet records.
“From there, he will be fully assessed and our view is that every dog is different and every dog has different requirements.
“We will have to find the best place for him and that could be short term foster care while he settles and adapts. It is all about getting him the right home moving forward but for the moment he in safe hands.”