The puppies dumped and left to die in 'worst case of neglect'

Puppies die after one of 'worst cases of neglect'

Puppies die after one of 'worst cases of neglect'

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COWERING and emaciated, with big brown eyes lowered in submission, it was difficult to imagine how anybody could abandon these two puppies.

But just hours after these pictures were taken, and following one of the “worst cases of neglect” one vet had ever seen, both dogs were dead.

Now a hunt has been launched to find the owner of the dogs and discover why they were dumped.

Found abandoned in a garden in Kings Worthy, one of the Lurcher puppies was unable even to walk, while the other was showing worrying signs of illness.

Daily Echo: Puppies die after one of 'worst cases of neglect'

Both were rushed to the vet where the first puppy, a fawn-coloured male, collapsed on arrival. He was so sick he had to be destroyed immediately.

The other, also male, with tan-and-white fur and a black vinyl collar with bones on it, was monitored for a few hours but rapidly got worse and had to be put to sleep.

Officers think the puppies wandered into the open garden overnight, seeking shelter in a compost heap. It is feared they may have been out for several days before they were found.

Marjorie Pooley, a lifelong animal welfare campaigner from Winchester, said the economic crisis may have played a part.

“It’s happening more at the moment because dogs are expensive to keep. Maybe the owner could not afford the vets’ bills so they just chucked them out.

“Although we claim to be an animal loving nation, animals are being abandoned. It’s a very sad case and I cannot imagine why somebody would abandon them.”

Emily Bowen, the council’s animal welfare officer, said: “We take cases of animal neglect very seriously in the Winchester District and we would welcome any information from the public that helps us to trace the owner of these Lurcher puppies.

“We were very sorry not to be able to save these two puppies, which suffered so horribly.”

Anyone with information can contact Emily Bowen in confidence on ebowen@winchester.gov.uk or by calling 01962 848456.

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6:20am Thu 27 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

so sad ! why cant these people just go to a animal shelter instead of this cruel way to get rid of them , being an owner of a lurcher i know how much love and loyalty these dogs can give , what a waste
so sad ! why cant these people just go to a animal shelter instead of this cruel way to get rid of them , being an owner of a lurcher i know how much love and loyalty these dogs can give , what a waste mickey01
  • Score: 24

6:37am Thu 27 Feb 14

KSO16R says...

What on earth is wrong with some people. How do they sleep at night?
What on earth is wrong with some people. How do they sleep at night? KSO16R
  • Score: 19

8:16am Thu 27 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers
Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers Zexagon
  • Score: -6

8:40am Thu 27 Feb 14

thesouth says...

Zexagon wrote:
Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers
You hate the dogs or gypsies? Weirdo
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers[/p][/quote]You hate the dogs or gypsies? Weirdo thesouth
  • Score: -5

9:11am Thu 27 Feb 14

waterlocke says...

Disgusting that humans can do this, poor little pups. I hope you find who did this and the dogs get the justice they deserve.
Disgusting that humans can do this, poor little pups. I hope you find who did this and the dogs get the justice they deserve. waterlocke
  • Score: 14

9:49am Thu 27 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

Sickening and sad, absolute scumbags who did this. I would love to get my hands on people that are cruel to animals.
Sickening and sad, absolute scumbags who did this. I would love to get my hands on people that are cruel to animals. ToastyTea
  • Score: 8

9:55am Thu 27 Feb 14

Linesman says...

Zexagon wrote:
Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers
Zexagon = Moron.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers[/p][/quote]Zexagon = Moron. Linesman
  • Score: 4

10:29am Thu 27 Feb 14

Bob Barnes says...

Love me love my dog, these scum bags need lynched i would not **** on them if they were on fire
Love me love my dog, these scum bags need lynched i would not **** on them if they were on fire Bob Barnes
  • Score: 6

11:30am Thu 27 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

thesouth wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers
You hate the dogs or gypsies? Weirdo
Read it again slowly you might understand blunty
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers[/p][/quote]You hate the dogs or gypsies? Weirdo[/p][/quote]Read it again slowly you might understand blunty Zexagon
  • Score: 1

11:33am Thu 27 Feb 14

SwedeSaint says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
Love me love my dog, these scum bags need lynched i would not **** on them if they were on fire
Yes you sound like a compassionate pet owner.......
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: Love me love my dog, these scum bags need lynched i would not **** on them if they were on fire[/p][/quote]Yes you sound like a compassionate pet owner....... SwedeSaint
  • Score: 1

11:51am Thu 27 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
Bob Barnes wrote:
Love me love my dog, these scum bags need lynched i would not **** on them if they were on fire
Yes you sound like a compassionate pet owner.......
Why should anyone show compassion to people that abuse animals?
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: Love me love my dog, these scum bags need lynched i would not **** on them if they were on fire[/p][/quote]Yes you sound like a compassionate pet owner.......[/p][/quote]Why should anyone show compassion to people that abuse animals? Mary80
  • Score: 4

1:14pm Thu 27 Feb 14

CHEESYPUFFS says...

Why do people do this? There is no need for it, what with there being plenty of animal shelters around. Poor things
Why do people do this? There is no need for it, what with there being plenty of animal shelters around. Poor things CHEESYPUFFS
  • Score: 5

1:39pm Thu 27 Feb 14

*ay*carumba* says...

This is so sad. I am in no way defending the people who did this but if you contact any animal shelter they will say they are full up and usually have a very long waiting list. Which Is why people dump animal outside animal shelters (if the animal is lucky!)

People need to spay/neuter their animals, simple as. You may find a good home for your pets puppy/kitten/rabbit etc but what happens when those babies grow old enough to breed? Are you 100% sure the new owner will spay/neuter?
This is so sad. I am in no way defending the people who did this but if you contact any animal shelter they will say they are full up and usually have a very long waiting list. Which Is why people dump animal outside animal shelters (if the animal is lucky!) People need to spay/neuter their animals, simple as. You may find a good home for your pets puppy/kitten/rabbit etc but what happens when those babies grow old enough to breed? Are you 100% sure the new owner will spay/neuter? *ay*carumba*
  • Score: 6

2:47pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

Linesman wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers
Zexagon = Moron.
You sound quite a guy yourself
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Lurchers = gypos. Hence why I hate them so much. Gypos not lurchers[/p][/quote]Zexagon = Moron.[/p][/quote]You sound quite a guy yourself Zexagon
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Baybrit says...

Gandhi once said 'you can judge the greatness of a country by the way in which it treats its animals'. Where did we lose our way?
Gandhi once said 'you can judge the greatness of a country by the way in which it treats its animals'. Where did we lose our way? Baybrit
  • Score: 3

8:07am Fri 28 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

I'm happy to put £100 up to catching the owners. Don't know if it will do any good but such is my strength of feeling. Think I should stop keep looking at the photo
I'm happy to put £100 up to catching the owners. Don't know if it will do any good but such is my strength of feeling. Think I should stop keep looking at the photo Zexagon
  • Score: 2

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