Appeal for information on dog abandoned tied to tree in flooded area

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier was found tied to a tree in a flooded area in Croydon on Sunday 31 October.

The female dog was found off Kestral Way in New Addington, in the old Pitch and Putt site on an unused footpath. The area had become flooded in the torrential rain, forming “a river around her on the footpath which was approximately 1.5ft deep”.

The dog, named Lorraine by RSPCA staff, had been tied to a tree by a metal lead; when she was found, she was scared and barking. RSPCA Inspector James Whipps, who attended and rescued her, said, “This poor dog was terrified when I arrived.”

“I’d urge anyone who saw anything in the area or who recognises this dog to please contact us, in strictest confidence, on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

He added, “The area was completely flooded around her and she’d been tied to a tree and abandoned. I rescued her and took her to our RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre in Kent where she is now getting some much needed TLC.

“We know that people’s circumstances may change which means they can no longer care for their pets but there is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this. This dog was scared and cold and in danger due to the flooding. Abandoning a dog like this is just cruel.

“I’d urge anyone who saw anything in the area or who recognises this dog to please contact us, in strictest confidence, on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

Image by RSPCA

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