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Rottie Dumped to Die

An abhorrent pet owner decided to dump his pet dog on the RSPCA Coventry & Nuneaton Animal Centre’s drive to die. The dog was abandoned by a man on his own at around 3.45am in what can only be described as a premeditated act of neglect as he took all steps to avoid the Animal Centre’s CCTV cameras as he dragged the collapsed dog up the driveway on a sleeping bag.

The very sick Rottweiler was discovered by a member of staff when she arrived at work at 7.30am on Wednesday 19th September unable to walk, emaciated and in a complete state of collapse the poor dog was freezing after spending 3½ hours facing one of the first winter nights.

Centre staff rushed the helpless and gentle dog to the Veterinary Centre in Cheylesmore where he was immediately put on a drip as he was desperately dehydrated. Once at the vets it became apparent his hugely swollen front leg was being caused by a tumor that stretched from his shoulder to his knee, it was clear he had been left to suffer for many weeks if not months as his bony frame was covered in pressure sores.

Sadly after taking Xrays the vets revealed the dog now named Harris was suffering from a severe bone cancer which surrounded his entire humorous causing the massive tumor, he was also showing signs of secondary cancer in his chest. Tragically the kindest thing to do was to put poor Harris to sleep and end his ongoing suffering.

The RSPCA is appealing for information as to the owners of this animal who had obviously allowed him to suffer for several weeks and finally extending that suffering by leaving him for dead on the Animal Centre’s doorstep. Anyone who may have any information can call 0300 1234 999 and leave a message for RSPCA Inspector Louise Labram who will be investigating the case.

Glenn Mayoll Animal Centre Manger says ‘This truly is the worst abandonment of any animal at the centre in the 8 years I have worked here. Poor Harris had obviously been suffering for several weeks and then finally to be left in such a manner is just appalling’.

We all know saying goodbye to a much loved pet is hard but it is something every pet owner takes on when they take on an animal. Hard as it is failing to act only causes more suffering for the poor animal. I urge anyone who may have information regarding the owner of this dog to come forward.'