Puppy killed after being dumped in Hyndburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Puppy killed after being dumped in Hyndburn Puppy killed after being dumped in Hyndburn

A PUPPY was killed after being dumped near a former pub in a Hyndburn country lane.

The puppy, believed to have been a terrier cross and around eight weeks old, was knocked over after being left near the old Brown Cow pub, in Whitecroft Road, near Oswaldtwistle.

Its body was found alongside two puppies of the same age and breed by a passerby, who called the council, who then contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Leigh-Anne Jones said: “One puppy had been run over and was sadly dead, and the other two were in a very poor condition.”

The puppies - one male and one female - were severely dehydrated, thin, covered in mange and suffering from worms. They were taken to an emergency vet after being found on Thursday evening.

Leigh-Anne said: “The vet was unsure what breed they are, but they look like possible terrier cross breeds, and are approximately eight-weeks-old.

“I am also concerned about their mum, who may be in a similar state and will need treatment urgently.

“The area in which they were found is quite quiet, so it is lucky that someone spotted them before it got dark, or they most certainly would have died overnight.

“Whoever left them there clearly meant for them to die, as it is not a place they would be easily found by passers-by.”

Leader of Hyndburn Council, Coun Miles Parkinson, said prospective pet owners should fully research the costs of owning animals.

He said: “These things do happen and it’s very sad. They are animals and they should be cared for and looked after.

“If anybody is thinking of getting a pet, they should consider they are not just for Christmas and they are not status symbols either.”

Coun Parkinson also urged pet owners struggling to contact their local pet shelter rather than just abandoning them, although they too are feeling the strain, he added.

The two puppies found in Whitecroft Road were recovering at the vets and have regained their appetites.

The RSPCA has appealed for anybody with information, or anybody who witnessed suspicious activity in the area on Thursday, to call its contact centre on 0300 1234 999.

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9:47pm Mon 2 Dec 13

pocketdragon says...

LET - after all the over exaggerated stories about 'killer dogs' that you have been publishing do you really think you will have a positive result with these 2 poor mites?
and they have been one sided heavily exaggerated even more so than i ever suspected. you really need to make sure you have both sides and accurate reporting before you publish. I will prove this one myself very shortly....
LET - after all the over exaggerated stories about 'killer dogs' that you have been publishing do you really think you will have a positive result with these 2 poor mites? and they have been one sided heavily exaggerated even more so than i ever suspected. you really need to make sure you have both sides and accurate reporting before you publish. I will prove this one myself very shortly.... pocketdragon

10:42am Tue 3 Dec 13

vicn1956 says...

I was going to say have they a conscience? But I'd be wasting my time.
I was going to say have they a conscience? But I'd be wasting my time. vicn1956

2:55pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mys says...

Evil b------s makes you wonder how they'd treat a child if they can do this to poor little puppy's,I hope they get caught
Evil b------s makes you wonder how they'd treat a child if they can do this to poor little puppy's,I hope they get caught mys

5:13pm Tue 3 Dec 13

bigdee123 says...

mys wrote:
Evil b------s makes you wonder how they'd treat a child if they can do this to poor little puppy's,I hope they get caught
and when they get caught, what do you think will happen?
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: Evil b------s makes you wonder how they'd treat a child if they can do this to poor little puppy's,I hope they get caught[/p][/quote]and when they get caught, what do you think will happen? bigdee123

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