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RSPCA appeal over 'thinnest' dog

Post  mara thon on Wed 30 May - 20:22

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rspca-appeal-over-thinnest-dog-182257386.html

A dog found abandoned in a lay by has been described by a vet as the "thinnest she had ever seen alive".

The Staffordshire cross, believed to be one to two years old, weighed just 8kg - half her expected healthy weight - and was too weak to walk or eat when she was found.

The female dog, handed into an RSPCA centre in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, has been named Hope by staff.

Vet Anna Parry, who is caring for the dog, at Bridge Veterinary Practice, said: "I spent eight years working at an RSPCA clinic in the past so I am no stranger to abused and neglected animal but this is the thinnest dog I have ever seen still alive.

"She weighs in at just eight kilos and a healthy weight for her would be more like 16.

"When she first arrived we had to wrap her in blankets and bubble wrap just to keep her warm as she could not maintain her temperature and although she is now off the drip and much more responsive she still has a long way to go."

The RSPCA said they were alerted to the case when a man turned up with the emaciated dog, which he said he found in a cardboard box in a layby near a burger van at the side of the A370 near Hewish on May 16.

The man, who gave his name only as Ben, said he had seen the dog and taken it straight to the RSPCA, from where it was rushed to Clarendon Vets.

Nurses at the vets took it in turns to look after the animal throughout the night.

Hope spent several days being drip fed and is now able to hold up her head and is slowly starting to eat and drink for herself, the RSPCA said.

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Post  mara thon on Wed 30 May - 20:23

What wicked people there are. I hope this poor little animal gets better and finds a loving home. What I wouldn't like to do to whoever left this animal like this, you really wouldn't want to know.

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Post  kitti on Wed 30 May - 21:20

For gods sake...f........g call themselves human beings.....my god....everyday we hear off cruelty to either children or animals.....I'll be glad when I check out!

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Post  Krisy22 on Wed 30 May - 21:29

What the bloody hell is wrong with these people.
I am with you all the way here Mara thon ..you can do what ever you like to these people and I will help you.

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Post  mara thon on Wed 30 May - 21:51

I truly can't begin to get my head around such wickedness, it's absolutely heartbreaking. I do so hope the poor little thing recovers and is given a loving and caring home and also begins to trust again. I am right now thinking I what I could do with red hot pokers and a whole host of other unpleasant things.

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Post  wjk on Wed 30 May - 21:56

Jesus christ!!
Evil b*stards!!
Good luck to Hope, lets hope she has a long and happy life with a loving new owner who spoils her rotten
I'm sending gentle hugs to poor Hope tonight x

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Post  Krisy22 on Wed 30 May - 22:00

I know what you mean M .. sitting here with my 6 month old springer curled up on the seat next to me all trusting how the hell can anyone hurt them. ..hate people who mistreat animals.

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