A DOG that was found abandoned and tied to a lamp post in Goldthorpe is being cared for by the RSPCA. 

Stacey Ayrton found the female Staffordshire bull terrier and appealed for information on Sunday morning.

She said: "Does anyone recognise this dog? I found her tied to a post so tight she could barely breathe just off the bypass at Goldthorpe.

"She is in a bad way so any information would be appreciated."

The RSPCA have since taken the dog into their care.