Eight petrified dogs who never saw the light of day found dumped in a village

Eight severely neglected dogs have been discovered dumped in a village in Leicestershire. The dogs, which included two cockapoos, two Lhasa-apsos and four Newfoundland dogs, were spotted by a member of public in Redmile who then alerted the dog warden at Melton Borough Council. The RSPCA was called due to the poor condition of the animals.

It is believed that the dogs were most likely dumped on Monday night – the same day that seven further abandoned Newfoundland dogs were found by the animal welfare charity 80 miles away in Syderstone, Norfolk. Inspector Kate Burris described the condition the animals were found in as ‘heartbreaking’. She said: ‘It is absolutely heartbreaking to see the condition these dogs have been left in, I don’t know how anyone could let them get into such a state.

‘It’s as if they have never seen the light of day, or been on a lead. They are lovely, friendly dogs but just totally scared. They are skinny and all of the dogs’ fur is incredibly matted and covered in faeces.

The charity believes that the dogs may have been used for breeding. Insp Burris said: ‘It is possible, due to the breed of the dogs, that they have been used for breeding and then dumped when they were no longer useful. ‘The RSPCA does not often see dogs of these breeds so it seems coincidental that this has happened relatively close to where seven Newfoundlands were found in a similar state on Monday.’

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    Diane Bowler 3 years ago

    As suggested Jayne am leaving my emailed thoughts here for comments.

    Following the recent dumping of Newffies in Suffolk and on the same day 4 more plus other breeds dumped at a site in Leicestershire. This follows the en masse dumping of – I think spaniels – in Bristol. Most appear to be unneutered. Clearly the new breeding laws are causing this appalling trend from puppy farmers.

    Would it be possible for you/someone to represent these poor animals on high profile TV/national papers to highlight what is happening and suggest maybe an amnesty – no questions asked – for those who wish to get rid of their animals and have safe venues to leave the dogs. Surely the Police can arrange this quickly – rather than any new laws – in the same way that knife and gun amnesties have worked.

    Something has to be done before we are deluged with abandoned and mostly sick animals on the streets or remote areas. With winter around the corner it will be carnage.

    Newtons Law “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”

    Thank you for hearing me out.

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    Jayne 3 years ago

    Thank you Diane! I have passed onto a few co-ordinators and our social media team…if anyone is able to help please email admin@doglost.co.uk and put subject as dog amnesty and can pass on to Diane.

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    Diane Bowler 2 years ago

    I would suggest that it would take some senior dog rescue people including Dogs Trust/ what about Battersea Dogs home as has such a high public profile with Paul O’Grady’s show.

    I would suggest a meeting with a publicly elected Police Commisioner and perhaps get something on Paul O’Grady’s show.

    Are DogLost able to action this?

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