TWO puppies were doused in chemicals and abandoned in a Merseyside park.
The tiny female Staffordshire Bull Terriers were brought to Freshfields Animal Rescue near Crosby on Sunday morning.
The centre brought the dogs to a vet who confirmed that they had some sort of chemicals poured on them.
Marg Albert, from the Ince Blundell centre, said: “The pair were found in a park in Bootle. They are only between four and six weeks old. They are in a right mess.
“How anyone could do this is beyond me.”
It is hoped an operation today can save the sight of one of the pups.
Helen Stanbury, general manager of the Liverpool branch, said: “One of the of the pups is blind, the other has some vision but must be operated on today if that vision is to be saved.
“Both pups have severe ulceration of the eyes and the ophthalmic specialist believes this to be a result of some chemical having been spilt over the pups.
“The skin condition is possibly also related to this although we cannot rule out mange at this stage. Freshfields has had to pay out £433 so far in vet fees and will be paying in the region of £2,000 for the first operation.
“The blind puppy isn’t currently well enough to be operated on so we will be monitoring her in the short term and a decision about her treatment made in the next few days.”
Staff are appealing to the public to make a donation to the puppies’ care.
Phone 0151 931 1604 or send a cheque to Freshfields Animal Rescue, East Lane, Ince Blundell L29 3EA or donate through the centre website at www.freshfieldsrescue.org.uk.