A dog was tied up with a skipping rope around its neck and left abandoned in Eastwood.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrior was found by dog wardens tied to an electricity sub station in Lower Beauvale.
Wardens, who called the dog Millie, were called out by concerned members of the public.
The incident has prompted Broxtowe Borough Council to send out a warning to residents to think twice before buying a dog as a present this Christmas.
Broxtowe Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment, Cllr Richard Robinson, said: “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas. The average dog can live to 15 years, so it is important to think carefully before getting a pet to ensure you can provide it with a happy and healthy life. It is extremely sad that so many dogs are being abandoned in the borough.”
Millie is currently being looked after by Babbington Hall Rescue Kennels in Awsworth.