Appeal to find 'callous' person who threw poorly dog from car into freezing ditch - The Leamington Observer

Appeal to find 'callous' person who threw poorly dog from car into freezing ditch

Leamington Editorial 25th Jan, 2019 Updated: 25th Jan, 2019   0

A POORLY dog was thrown from a car into a freezing ditch in Kenilworth before the owner drove off.

But luckily another driver saw the incident and rescued the blue female Shar-Pei from the ditch on Dalehouse Lane.

The dog had fur loss all over her body due to a chronic skin condition and the worried motorist rushed her to the Coventry branch of the RSPCA, where vets also found she was underweight. .

The animal welfare charity said it struggled to tell what colour the dog was due to her poor condition.

Inspectors are now investigating and appealing for information about who owned the dog prior to her being dumped.

The dog was microchipped, is called Lexi and is around six-years-old.

She was registered to an address in the Cheylesmore area of Coventry but her former owner died around a year ago. It is understood she was taken on by a family member who the charity has been unable to trace.

Insp Helen Smith said: “It was very lucky another motorist saw what happened as Lexi could have been there for a long time and as she has very little fur and it was freezing she could have easily perished.

“The witness said they were driving round a bend and they could see the car pull up, the brakes lights went on and then the dog flew out of the car – there was certainly some force used to do this – then they cruelly accelerated away leaving her behind.

“It was such a callous act to leave a vulnerable dog in such a lonely location. She was recovered from the undergrowth in a ditch and was obviously dazed and frightened.

“It was also clear she had a severe skin condition so the people who found her kindly took her to the local RSPCA branch

“Lexi is now responding well to treatment in RSPCA care.”

The car involved is described as a black Audi or BMW saloon, or similar, and the incident happened at around 2pm on Friday December 28.

Anyone with information about who owned Lexi at the time she was abandoned should call 0300 123 8018 to speak to the RSPCA.


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