WYCHAVON tax-payers are paying for the actions of cruel pet owners following recent cases of abuse and neglect – including a dog being thrown over a garden fence.
This is according to Worcestershire Dog Wardens who have been left horrified by the condition of dogs which they have picked up in the area.
A dog named Syrup was thrown over a six-foot fence by her owner and into the neighbour’s garden.
She was rushed to the vets where the examination found three large fluid-filled lumps the size of ‘tennis balls’, starting at chin and almost reaching her shoulders.
The lumps were pouring with ‘pus’ and had to be cleaned up by vets five times per day.
Residents are being urged to stay vigilant and report cases of neglect and abuse.
Worcestershire Regulatory Services Dog Warden and Animal Welfare Officer, Pip Singleton, said: “How anyone can watch such loyal and sweet-natured dogs suffer in such pain and distress I will never know.”
“These animals have been through a lot and while I am pleased that we have been able to change these dogs’ lives around for the better, it’s at the cost of the public’s purse.”
Dogs being mistreated is a common occurrence according to Pip Singleton.
Another dog which they recently picked up, called Maple, was also viciously thrown about and had obvious signs of stained fur, sores and red itchy skin that “smelt really bad.”
Pip added: “We are here to help anyone who is struggling to care for their pet or needs advice but also if anyone suspects a dog is receiving abuse.
“Together we can reduce the number of animals who suffer such abhorrent cruelty and save the taxpayer’s money.”
Dog wardens can be reached on 01905822799.