Friday, 14 September 2012

Cruel Abandonment of Terrier Shocks Dogs Trust Staff

Staff at our Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre were left shocked last weekend after examining CCTV footage that revealed a man throwing a terrier cross over the 8ft fence leading into the staff carpark in broad daylight.

The incident took place at approximately 09.50 hrs last Sunday morning. Dogs Trust centre manager Catriona Birt said “the footage clearly shows a man driving a dark coloured Mercedes Benz pulling into the car park of Dogs Trust and taking out a little dog from the back seat of the car, walking straight over to the fence and throwing him over. You can see that the poor little dog is distressed, trying to understand what has happened and frantically looking for it’s owner’ The dog was quickly seen to by the Dogs Trust vet on call where he remained under medical supervision for 24 hours. Catriona said “The dog was shaken and confused but has come on leaps and bounds in the last few days.  We have named him Memphis, he is a gorgeous little man so full of love and life’.
Mark Beazley, executive director Dogs Trust said “Dogs Trust’s door is open to anybody who would like to come in and have a chat about rehoming a dog or any other aspect of dog welfare. We are aware that people’s circumstances change and understand it’s a very sad and sometimes traumatic situation for somebody when they can no longer look after their pet.  We would encourage people to seek information about the proper way to deal with such a situation, for instance going to other welfare organisations close to them for advice on the options open to them.Mark added “Our centre is been run at full occupancy since the day we officially opened our doors in 2009, our priority is to rehome as many dogs as we possibly can.  We cannot, as is the case with all animal welfare organisations, take in every surrender enquiry that we receive, we just don’t have the room but we always give advice about the best course of action to take.”

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