A seriously sick dog was thrown out at a garbage dump because her owner didn’t want to pay her vet bills. That’s what an RSPCA suspects after the emaciated dog was discovered by two men in the trash heap.
The men accidentally came across the 18-month-old Saluki when their vehicle broke down near to the dump in Thurrock, England.
“They had walked up to the area near a huge pile of fly-tipped rubbish so they would be safer off of the lane – and that’s when they spotted a brown and white sick dog curled up amongst the rubbish and in need of help,” said RSPCA inspector Rebecca Benson.
Penny could not stand on her feet and could hardly lift her head. She was so far gone that she wouldn’t even take the water the men offered her.
Knowing she needed medical intervention, the two men called the RSCPA. The Inspector Benson came to the scene and rushed Penny to the vet.
Penny was immediately put on an IV. And for the past few days and is being monitored, as the veterinarian says the dog may have some gastrointestinal problems.
Benson said that the sick dog Penny is extremely lucky as she was not visible from the road. She could easily have been missed and died alone in the heap of garbage.
“She wasn’t visible from the road. And I hate to think what could have happened to her if they hadn’t broken down in the area and stumbled across her,” Benson said. “She must have had a guardian angel looking out for her.”
The RSPCA has put out the call for information as to who may have abandoned Penny; as she had no microchip or collar to help identify her.
“She’s literally been thrown out with the rubbish. She was dumped at a location where she could have easily never have been found,” stated Benson.
“To do something so cold and callous is just heartbreaking. And I’d like to find out who is responsible.” Penny is now recovering with the vet and is able to stand on her feet.
They are hoping she gets better under the watchful and care of her rescuers. After this, she will be made available for adoption.