Lurcher puppy who was thrown over a fence and abandoned is recovering well in RSPCA care
A lurcher puppy who was found abandoned in a garden in Dartford with a severely injured leg - after he was callously thrown over a fence - is now recovering in RSPCA care.
The ten month old lurcher, called Stanley, has been receiving treatment at the RSPCA Finsbury Park Animal Hospital in London. He was suffering from a cut to his face, puncture wounds all over his body as well as a severely injured leg which had become infected and vets feared they would have to amputate his leg.
However, since coming into the care of the RSPCA, the young dog has come on leaps and bounds and vets are now hoping they have managed to save his leg.
Emma Yelland, Networking Administrator at RSPCA Finsbury Park, said: "Stanley is doing well and so far it looks like we may have saved his leg which is a huge relief. It¿s been very touch and go. He was in a bad state when he came into our care and he is still a little way off yet but the change in him from a poorly and scared boy into a very happy, playful dog has been heartening to see."
Stanley could barely lift his head up when he first arrived in RSPCA care but can now be seen wagging his tail at the staff and even playing football.
A member of the public found the trembling lurcher in their garden in Dartford last month and CCTV footage revealed that the poor dog had been thrown over the garden fence and abandoned.
The member of the public who found him immediately took him to the vets in Dartford who contacted the RSPCA.
The CCTV footage showed a vehicle pull up round the back of the gardens in a communal garage area and what appeared to be a white male get out of the vehicle and look over the fence. He then lifted the lurcher puppy into the air and threw him over the fence and into the garden before leaving.
RSPCA Animal Rescue Officer (ARO) Brian Milligan, who collected Stanley from the vets, explained that his injuries were thought to be consistent with dog fighting. The RSPCA is still appealing for information on the incident and anyone with further details is asked to contact its appeal line, in strictest confidence, on 0300 123 8018.
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