The RSPCA is investigating a starving dog dumped at its Muswellbrook pound.
'Hugo' was rushed to the vet last Friday after he was discovered in a severely emaciated state with his rib cage clearly visible.
He remains in care, but fortunately will make a full recovery.
Inspector Russell Jarman is now calling on the public to help them figure out more about the dog.
“He has no form of identification, however someone in the Muswellbrook area must have some information or recognise this dog.”
“I would also ask that if someone did find this dog as a stray, that they please come forward to advise where and when the dog was found to assist with our enquiries.”
Animal cruelty offences carry a maximum five-year jail sentence and a $22,000 fine.