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How could someone be so cruel?

 
Created on 30/07/2013 @ 13:44

 

The RSPCA is warning owners that abandoning their dogs is illegal after one was found looking nothing more than skin and bones on a busy main road.

Officers were shocked to discover Peggy (pictured) had been abandoned in a “sorry state” on Friday morning. It was found by local residents close to the Neuadd Bridge Caravan Park in Llanfair Caereinion and taken to the vet.

The two-year-old grey and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier bitch had been microchipped but the chip was not registered and as a result the owner cannot be traced.

Local RSPCA Inspector Phil Lewis said: “This poor dog was in a sorry state. She was incredibly thin. All of her ribs, shoulder and pelvic bones were showing.

“She is a lovely dog but it seems she has been abandoned by her owner. People need to realise that abandoning an animal is an offence. We constantly try to get this message across to people and yet we continue to see animals abandoned without a moment’s thought for their welfare. People must seek help if they are having difficulties looking after their pet.  There is no shame in asking for help, it is the right and proper thing to do.

“If anyone knows anything about this dog or the owner, please call the RSPCA  on 0300 1234 999.”

The dog has now been taken to the RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay where she has been named Peggy by the staff. It is hoped that following some love, care and attention she will be able to be rehomed to a new and loving home.

The RSPCA relies on public support to carry out its work and if you would like to help, text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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