Yeovil dog tied up and abandoned in freezing temperatures

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By abbie_yeovil | Monday, January 21, 2013, 16:15

Last Thursday, a dog was found tied to a fence in Yeovil, and had reportedly been sitting there for four hours in freezing temperatures.

A South Somerset District Council Enforcement Officer found the dog at the Sunningdale doorstep green in Yeovil, just after 12pm, following a call from a member of the public reporting that the dog had been left there since 8am.

However, the officer was told a different story by two men local to the area, who had seen a man tying the dog to the fence just 15 minutes before the officer arrived, and running away.

The dog was swiftly released and taken to local kennels.

South Somerset District Council are urging anyone who recognises the dog (pictured above) to call the enforcement officers on 01935 462462 with information.

Any information given will be passed on to the RSPCA who may prosecute the person responsible for abandonment.

If you are interested in giving any abandoned or stray dog a home, call St Giles Kennels at Wrantage, near Taunton, on 01823 490333

Councillor Jo Roundell Greene, Environment and Economic Services Chief, said: "If you know the owners of this dog then please contact us so we can pass the details onto the RSCPA.

"To abandon your dog is a selfish act and we urge the public not do this as there are always ways to re-home your dog.

"If you have an animal that you perhaps can no longer afford to keep, contact the RSPCA or council for advice.

"If we find out who the owner of an abandoned dog is, we will be billing them for our costs as well."



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