Dumped dogs - RSPCA make second plea

CALLERS not leaving their contact details are making it difficult for RSPCA inspectors to trace the owners of two dogs found dumped in woods at Bradwell.

CALLERS not leaving their contact details are making it difficult for RSPCA inspectors to trace the owners of two dogs found dumped in woods at Bradwell.

Sophie Wilkinson, spokesman for the animal welfare charity, said the RSPCA had received a lot of calls since an appeal was put out for information after the dogs were found tied to a tree near Whimbrel Drive on February 15.

However, few people were leaving phone numbers so the inspectors could not give them a call to get a statement.

The spokesman said: “What we are short of is people who are willing to leave their names. We need people who are ringing up to leave their names so the inspector can get back to them.


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“We do take anonymous calls. We do say if people ring up anonymously we will follow up the information. It makes people a little bit hesitant, but there is no chance that we would disclose their name and information.”

A member of the public found the dogs and, after contacting the RSPCA, took them to a vet as the male dog was suffering from severe diarrhoea.

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Upon examination, the vet found that the tan-coloured dog, aged between two and four years, was seriously ill and he had to be put to sleep to prevent him from suffering further. It is thought he may have been suffering from parvo virus.

The other dog, a female black and tan wire-haired cross-breed, is in a healthy condition and is being looked after at kennels.

She is aged two to three years old.

Both dogs were wearing new leather collars and had new leads when they were found and vets think they had both been bathed recently.

Last week, RSPCA inspector Carrie O'Riordan said the dogs appeared to have been reasonably well looked after, but the dog's death could have been prevented by regular vaccinations or being taken to a vet.

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234999.

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