Photographs show amazing transformation of dogs in RSPCA care who were found in living in cramped and filthy conditions
Five dogs who were found matted and in a neglected state have enjoyed an amazing transformation in our care - and some have already found their forever homes!
We were called to investigate after a concerned member of the public reported their fears for the welfare of a number of dogs at a property in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 15 July, 2021.
RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock went to the address with police and inside a garage at the location he found four German Shepherd dogs - two were in cages. Inside the property in the kitchen there were three further German Shepherd dogs in metal cages.
The dogs had matted coats, were living in their own faeces and urine and had no food and water.
They were rescued by the animal welfare charity and have since been transformed at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham where they have been working with the dogs to enable them to be rehomed.
One of the dogs called Chloe has already been adopted, Tabu and Tanilda (all aged around three) have been reserved and now centre staff will soon be looking for homes for Vivana (seven) and Rosey (three) once they have had more rehabilitation.
Ella Carpenter, centre manager at Radcliffe, said:
"The dogs had been in filthy conditions - and three were in cages. They were subdued and appeared to have skin conditions to varying degrees and some also had matted coats caused by living in their own faeces.
"We immediately sought veterinary attention for them all and sadly the vet made the decision that two of the dogs - Arco and Keesha - had to be put to sleep to end their suffering.
"Work then began to restore the health of the other dogs and to manage any pain related issues. They were then given behavioural plans as part of their rehabilitation process.
"They endured such a traumatic and barren existence in their previous home. They were all lacking in 'life skills'.
"They are all good natured dogs but show varying degrees of destructive behaviour, suffering separation related problems most likely due to feelings of fear and frustration at being left alone. With the right training and support we are confident they will begin to experience more positive emotions in the longer term and enjoy a wonderful new life.
"We are pleased some of the dogs have made such great progress that they have found their forever homes and their mental health has clearly improved in our care.
"They all look amazing now with lovely coats and in good body condition - and they all have the sparkle in their eyes returned to them."