The RSPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were callously abandoned dangerously close to a flooded river.
The RSPCA received a call on Monday 28 January from a concerned member of the public who found the two dogs tied with twine to a tree at Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham.
The dogs were taken to the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Shelter, and although one of the dogs was microchipped – efforts to find the current owner have been to no avail.
The first dog is a young female adult Jack Russell Terrier and black and white in colour, the second is a male dark brindle Staffordshire bull terrier puppy.
RSPCA chief inspector Simon Parker said: “These two dogs were left very close to a flooded area near the River Trent and part of the area had already been under water – there was a clear risk that if the water rose again these dogs would have been in extreme danger.
“It is lucky that they were spotted by a passerby and we thank them for all their help.
“It is completely irresponsible to abandon dogs in such a dangerous place on what was a cold and windy day.
“It is an offence to abandon an animal and we are investigating this and would appeal to anyone who has any information as to owns these dogs to call 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 cost £3 + one standard network rate message.
Both dogs are currently being cared for at RSPCA Radcliffe on Trent Animal Shelter – the Jack Russell terrier has been called Mocha and the Staffie is called Amber.