A tiny puppy has been nursed back to health with dog food and pet meds after being dumped in the car park of a vet's surgery.
The puppy, who has been named Little Bob, was found in St Albans last month.
He was emaciated, had a ruptured eyeball and was suffering from sarcoptic mange.
Little Bob had been left in a cardboard box but had got out and was found wandering around the car park aimlessly.
Mel Fisher, RSPCA inspector, said: "Poor Bob - he is absolutely tiny, and fits in the palm of your hand.
"He really has been through it all and he is currently suffering from sarcoptic mange and is riddled with worms.
"I cannot believe that someone would do this to such a poor innocent animal."
She added that Little Bob is so small he fits in the palm of your hand.
The puppy is currently being cared for by fosterers because he needs more vet treatment.
Anyone with information is being urged to call the RSPCA cruelty line.