"Peggy is missing the lower part of her left rear leg - an injury which has now healed - and we believe she will need considerable veterinary and surgical treatment," Kathy Butler, trustee and dog coordinator with the RSPCA, said in a press release. "The vet believes it is the result of a traumatic injury or could have been caused deliberately. Although amputation is an option, she may be referred for specialist treatment and could be suitable for a prosthetic limb."
Thankfully, the worst could be over for the little family.
"They're safe in our care now and are settling into their foster home," Butler said.