A THIRD dog has been found dumped outside Wood Green Animal Shelters in Godmanchester. The terrier type dog was found terrified on Thursday evening, hiding under a bush. This incident took place just four days after two terriers were hit by traffic and k
A THIRD dog has been found dumped outside Wood Green Animal Shelters in Godmanchester.
The terrier type dog was found terrified on Thursday evening, hiding under a bush. This incident took place just four days after two terriers were hit by traffic and killed outside the shelters - after being dumped.
Staff at the shelter believe the young male dog was abandoned at the same time as the other two, but fortunately wasn't injured or killed.
Nicola Bacon, communications manager for Wood Green Animal Shelters, said: "We are completely stunned to have found this young dog. Finding the two dogs which had been killed at the beginning of the week was extremely upsetting for all concerned. Although the little dog is clearly traumatised by his experience, thankfully he wasn't injured."
She added: "This yet again highlights the consequences of abandoning animals. Not only have two dogs lost their lives but another has been damaged emotionally. All this could have been avoided had the dogs just been brought into the shelter."
The six-month old dog has been named Joey after Jo Rosebalde, a volunteer at the shelter who found him hiding under a bush. Joey will spend seven days at the shelter before staff try to find him a new home.
Ms Bacon said: "We are working with him now as he is obviously quite traumatised by his experience and will need to be made to feel safe when cars are passing him, which at the moment is very scary for him."
The new Animal Welfare Act which came into force on Friday will try to prevent cases like the ones described above meaning owners will have a legal duty to prevent their animals from any pain, injury, suffering and disease.
INFORMATION: Wood Green Animal Shelters is a national animal welfare charity which has been rehoming lost and unwanted animals since 1924. Anyone with information about any of the three dogs or who would like to offer a home to Joey should contact Wood Green Animal Shelters on 08701 904090.