Shocking photographs of 'neglected' dog who was close to death have been released as council appeals to find owners

An appeal to find the owners of an ‘abused’ dog that was found in a condition described as ‘close to death’ in a Northumberland field has been launched.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 1:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:17 am

The female lurcher was in a ‘horrific state’ when she was picked up by Northumberland County Council animal welfare officers in the Cowpen area of Blyth following a call from a member of the public.

The dog is believed to be around three years old has now been named Tiggy.

She is now being cared for in a foster home through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet and receiving some tender loving care, to start the long process of nursing her back to full health.

Pictures show 'horrific state' Tiggy the lurcher was found in

A council animal welfare officer said: “This dog was in a really horrific state. Someone, somewhere knows who she belongs to, or has seen her about.

“She was completely skin and bone and less than half the weight she should have been. She had no fur either and has never been microchipped and seems to have just been dumped out on the streets.

“This is a shocking and inexcusable case of neglect and we are very keen to get to the bottom of how she came to be in such an emaciated condition and bring the person(s) responsible to account.”

Anyone with any information, no matter how small, contact the Animal Welfare Team on 0345 600 6400 or by email to [email protected] in the strictest of confidence.