The RSPCA is making a last ditch appeal to try to find the owner of a dog who died at the vets after being brought in by someone who said they had seen her being kicked and rescued her.
The 10 year old black female Staffy – called ‘Kara’ according to her microchip – was taken to a vet practice in Wallsend on 15 November with breathing difficulties, and died shortly afterwards. She also had large mammary tumours.
The RSPCA’s investigation has found that she had been rehomed at least three times during the course of her life to addresses in three different cities across the North East.
RSPCA inspector Catherine Maddison said: “This poor dog has been passed from pillar to post and very sadly has found herself alone at the end of her life.
“I haven’t been able to get any more information about her being kicked in the street and being rescued as I’ve been unable to contact the person who took her to the vets.
“She was microchipped and I’ve spoken to two different owners but, despite my best efforts, am now at a total dead end.
“The second owner – who lives in Gateshead – told me they rehomed her to someone in South Shields in roughly 2014.
“It’s a long shot, but I’m hoping that someone will recognise this older lady and help me to find out how she came to be in such a state.”
She was wearing a black leather and gold metal collar which it seems she has always worn.
If anyone has any information please call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for inspector Maddison.
To help the RSPCA continue investigating incidents like this please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give