Some dog owners can be very cruel when their dog grows too old to have a litter of puppies, or to act as a stud dog, and abandon their dogs. A dog was found in early February in Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool, abandoned in woodland and tied to a tree.
The elderly dog, a small terrier, was tied to a tree near Lees Lane in Ellesmere Port. She was tied with a pink lead that featured little hearts, though there wasn’t much love from the dog’s owner when she was abandoned.
Cara Challinor, from the RSPCA, has appealed to the public for information to help trace the dog’s owner.
This dog was abandoned on one of the coldest days of the year so not only would she have been frightened and distressed but also very uncomfortable.
When we rescued her she gulped down a big bowl of water, as though she had not had access to any for some time.
She is healthy and was in good bodily condition when we found her, so it seems like she was once owned by someone very recently.
She was not microchipped and was only wearing a pink leather collar with no tag, so there’s no way of telling who she belongs to.
Now we want to hear from anyone who saw anything in the area, or who recognises her either as theirs or belonging to someone they know.
It’s appalling that this elderly dog was abandoned, especially in this freezing weather. If anyone has any information I urge them to call the RSPCA Cruelty & Advice Line immediately on 0300 123 4999.
The terrier is being looked after in kennels, and should be available to be rehomed shortly.