Wednesday 14 November 2012

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dumped in a phone box in Stafford during the early hours of Monday 12 November.

RSPCA Inspector Nayman Dunderdale received a call at around 5am to say a dog had been left inside the phone box in First Avenue, Stafford.

Dog found in phoneboxThe dog is a brindle and white coloured female bull terrier cross breed dog and is thought to be around three years old.

The dog was tied with a pink dressing gown rope, which was attached to her and then the outside of the phone box.

She was left with a pink padded sheet and a yellow sheet, which were also inside the phone box.

The dog was collected by Inspector Dunderdale and then taken to RSPCA Gonsal Farm Animal Centre.

She has been named Roma and staff at the centre she appeared to be shell shocked from her ordeal and will need some time to settle in.

Inspector Dunderdale said: “This is the first time I have been called to collect a dog from a phone box and it was an unusual sight.

“She was a little grumpy and not surprisingly frightened when I collected her. Whoever left her had thought about keeping her comfortable – but at the same time this just isn’t acceptable to dump an animal in the cold and expect someone else to pick up the pieces.

“I would appeal to anyone who may recognise this dog, or who knows who her owner might be to contact me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts costs £3 + one standard network rate message).