An animal charity is appealing for help after two dogs were found in a “heartbreaking” state by a river.

Walkers found the animals left in Tottenham Marshes, near Kessock Close, at around 10pm on January 8.

The female British bulldog, named Mo, and a male Staffordshire bull terrier, called Morris, were thought to have been wandering loose, but had stopped and were huddled together when found.

Passers-by wrapped them in blankets and called the RSPCA, waiting with them on a park bench.

RSPCA inspector Kate Ford said: “They were such a sad little pair, it broke my heart to see them.

“Thankfully these kind people walked past and found them and cared for them. It was very lovely that they wrapped them up in blankets and cuddled them on the bench the way they did.

“They were both so painfully thin, they had clearly just not been cared for. Morris the Staffy could barely walk and I had to carry him to the van and then into the animal hospital.

“They are doing a lot better now, thankfully, after a good feed, some warmth and lots of cuddles.

“Morris is quite old and frail, poor thing, but just so adorable, and Mo just loves him. I hope they can be rehomed together but it can be difficult to find homes for two at once.

“We urge anyone with any information about how these two gorgeous things came to be left that way to call us on 0300 123 8018.”

The dogs will need some care before being rehomed, but anyone interested in rehoming them should contact the national number 0300 1234 999 and ask for their interest to be given to the inspector involved.