Injured dog has narrow escape in Murston after being 'thrown from car'
by Hayley Robinson
An injured dog had a narrow
escape after it was reportedly thrown from a moving car.
The Staffordshire bull terrier was
found by a passer-by dumped in Murston at around 11am on
It had a severe wound around its
neck (pictured) which is believed to have been caused by being tied
up for a long time, or a collar which was too tight.
The animal was handed over to Swale
council before being taken for immediate veterinary treatment.
Luckily the wound appears not to be
infected and it should heal over time.
The mutt, nicknamed "Brucie" by vet
staff, is believed to be around four and is described as having a
"really lovely nature".
Unfortunately, he hasn’t been
microchipped so the owner can’t be traced.
The council is appealing for
witnesses in the hope of finding the person who inflicted the
injuries and disposed of him.
Swale animal control officer, Tim
Oxley, said: "We would very much like to hear from anyone who has
any information about ‘Brucie’.
"Where is he from and how did he
come to sustain this injury?
"He is light fawn in colour and had
a leather harness on when he was found.
"He is now being cared for by
Jasmil Kennels and we would really like to find a good suitable
home for him."
Cllr David Simmons, Swale council’s
cabinet member for environment and rural affairs, said: "Whatever
the real cause of the injury, this is very serious, and by allowing
this to happen someone has committed an offence.
"We urge anyone who has any
information to contact us and we will work with the RSPCA to find
those responsible for the injuries."
Anyone with any information is asked to call 01795
417850 in confidence. Alternatively, if you can offer a home for
Brucie, call Jasmil Kennels on 01795 842466.
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