The B.C. SPCA is looking for the owner of an extremely emaciated Golden Retriever found on Feb. 28.

Eileen Drever, senior animal protection officer, said the dog showed the worst signs of neglect she’s seen in 30 years.

“I’m not sure how he even has the strength to stand,” said Drever.

The dog, Trooper, was covered in mud, dirt and feces when discovered roaming around a Maple Ridge intersection. The dog weighed 11 kilograms, about a third of its optimal weight.

“He actually weighs less than his bag of dog food right now,” Drever said.

Sores on the animal’s body indicated abusive confinement. The dog is being fostered by shelter staff, who feed him six times a day.

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