Dogs abandoned in Peterborough found in shocking condition by motorist

The RSPCA is caring for two female malamutes in a terrible condition found abandoned down a rural road in Thorney.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 4:28 pm

The two dogs were both very thin and were covered in mange which was so severe one of the dog’s had hardly any fur on her back and tail. The skin on both dogs was red raw, itchy and infected.

The dogs were so exhausted that when staff put them in a holding kennel to arrange for them to be seen by a vet they both fell asleep.

Both dogs have been seen by a vet and are now being cared for at an RSPCA private boarding facility where they are both receiving treatment for their skin conditions, but it will be a long road to recovery for them before they are back to full health and their fur has all grown back.

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Betty
Betty

The dogs are both malamutes aged around three to four years old and have been called Sky and Betty. They were found by a passing motorist who thankfully stopped and rescued them before taking them to an RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre.

The dogs were found at around 10am on Thursday, January 23 on Dairy Drove, Thorney. They were not wearing collars when they were found.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “It was shocking to see the condition both these dogs were in. They just looked awful. Their skin was scabby and raw with infections and it smelled terrible. It was so badly infected with mange it looked like rhino skin on one of the dogs. It was heart-breaking to see two beautiful dogs in such a shocking state. It is completely unacceptable to let an animal get into this condition.

“Both dogs are now being cared for at a RSPCA private boarding venue and are receiving two medicated baths a week and on-going medical treatment for their mange.

“Despite everything they have been through both dogs are outgoing, friendly and eager to please.”

One of the dogs was microchipped and an RSPCA inspector has followed up on the information, however, the previous owner sold the dog on.

Anyone who recognises the dogs or who may know who owned them is urged to call the RSPCA appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.