Abandoned puppy rushed to vets in critical condition - The Rugby Observer

Abandoned puppy rushed to vets in critical condition

A STRAY puppy found abandoned in an alley in New Bilton required emergency veterinary treatment to save its life.

The puppy, just four to six-weeks-old, was discovered in an alley behind Pinfold Street by a Rugby Borough Council community warden on Monday afternoon (August 20).

Christened Penfold by vets, the puppy was rushed to the town’s Animal House Veterinary Surgery and was immediately placed in critical care.

Severely dehydrated and underweight, and fighting an infection caused by bites to his ear and face, vets feared Penfold was close to death.

But he responded well to treatment and now looks set to make a recovery.

Pawprints Dog Rescue, which finds new homes for stray dogs found in Rugby, has found a foster home to take care of Penfold until he becomes well enough to the join the dogs and cats at Dunsmore Boarding Kennels and Cattery.

But Anita Twigger of Pawprints has appealed for the public’s help to trace Penfold’s owner and track down other potential puppies born in the litter.

She said: “If you’re the owner or breeder of a pup like Penfold, please make contact.

“We’re extremely concerned for the welfare of other potential puppies in the litter and need the public to come forward with information.”

Rugby Borough Council environment and public realm spokeswoman Coun Lisa Parker echoed Anita’s calls to find Penfold’s owner.

“Pawprints does an amazing job finding new homes for stray dogs picked up by the council,” she said.

“All dog owners have a duty of care for the animal and there’s simply no excuse for standing by and watching a puppy become so dreadfully ill.

“Hopefully Penfold’s story can have a happy ending, but I’d urge anyone with information about the owner to contact the council.”

Visit www.pawprintsdogrescue.org for more information on Pawprints Dog Rescue, including how to adopt a dog.

Call the council on (01788) 533533 or email [email protected] with information on Penfold’s owner.

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