“She was incredibly thin, all of her ribs, shoulder and pelvic bones were showing”.
Monday 29 July 2013
RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about an abandoned dog found wandering on the A458 road near Welshpool on the morning of Friday 26th July.
The two-year-old grey and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier bitch was in a very poor condition when she was found outside the Neuadd Bridge caravan park in Llanfair Caereinion. Although she had been microchipped the chip was not registered and as a result the owner cannot be traced.
RSPCA Inspector Phil Lewis: “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 being abandoned without a moments 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.
To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).