This poor dog was one of three German Shepherds found starving in Blackpool.
The RSCPA is now leading an investigation after the dogs had to be rushed to the vets before being taken into care.
They were taken to a local vets and later handed over to the RSPCA who will be leading the investigation and prosecution
Police, who were called to help animal welfare officers, have branded the situation “disgusting”.
An officer from Fleetwood was called by the RSPCA to help seize the three dogs at 12.15pm on Monday.
They had been taken to Norcross Vets, on Norcross Lane, for medical attention before being left in the hands of the RSPCA.
It is understood they were found in the garden of a property in Grange Park by a member of the public who contacted the RSPCA.
The animal welfare charity today confirmed the dogs are being cared for and an investigation is ongoing.
A post on the Fleetwood Area Police Facebook page read: “We have been involved in seizing three German Shepherd dogs from the local area who were in an emaciated state.
“They were taken to a local vets and later handed over to the RSPCA who will be leading the investigation and prosecution.
“I’m sure you will all agree how disgusting this case is.”
Staff at the RSPCA centre in Stalmine, where the dogs are being cared for, said they were unable to comment while an investigation is underway.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called by the RSPCA to assist with the seizure of the dogs at 12.15pm on Monday.
“An officer attended and went to Norcross Vets.”
Staff at the vets were unable to comment further for reasons of confidentiality.
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.