A cute little puppy was horrifically found dumped in a carrier bag overnight in Yorkshire, a local charity has said.
Rotherham-based Helping Yorkshire Poundies (HYPS) announced the discovery on their Facebook page saying they were heartbroken and that the discovery was not how they wanted to start their week. According to the charity, the puppy is between five and six weeks old.
The puppy was also found to be in a poor state and “small, very skinny and with Swimmers syndrome and a scrotal hernia”. He has since been named Gavin.
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The charity says Gavin was taken to a vet for treatment, and has been temporarily rehomed. They said: “We went to pick up Gavin, take him straight to the vet, and then onto a fab foster home where he’s having a blast. He is steadily gaining weight each day, and learning to walk (and try to run!!) on his adorable little legs.”
“He is also learning lots from his Dachshund foster sis, and has had a little trip out today for some all important socialisation.”
HYPS are not taking applications from the public to adopt the pup, saying they want Gavin’s health to improve first. However, they need donations towards the dog’s healthcare.
HYPS said: “We aren’t taking applications for Gavin yet, as we need to make extra sure that his health is going in the right direction before thinking about his next steps, but please keep an eye out for his progress updates. As always if anyone can donate anything towards his vet care we’d be hugely grateful in these tough times.”
The charity is encouraging members of the public to avoid dumping their dogs, no matter how bad things get. They said: “We’d like to end this post by saying PLEASE get in touch if you are struggling with your dog/s – we are always here for non-judgemental, confidential advice and help – please don’t leave it too late to ask for help in any situation.”