Emaciated ‘bag of bones’ found collapsed on busy roadway

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On a busy road in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom, passing motorists couldn’t help but notice a young hound described as a “bag of bones” lying off to the side. On February 16, Good Samaritans stopped and rushed the dog dubbed Snoopy to an emergency veterinarian. Barely weighing 22 pounds, the friendly dog is now reported to be  steadily recovering. Bag of Bones

According to the Express UK, the RSPCA, whose description referred to as a “bag of bones,” stated two-year-old Snoopy is one of the skinniest dogs they have ever rescued. The dog was originally mistaken for a pile of rags dumped on the side of the road.

“Snoopy was curled up and collapsed in the curb of the busy street when she was found,” stated RSPCA Officer Rosie Russon. “The people who found her said they mistook her for a pile of rages, she was so still, and they had to swerve to miss her.”Bag of bones 2

Snoopy has been slowly gaining weight, and no medical condition was found to have explained the degree of emaciation. Authorities state the dog was intentionally starved and likely had been caged in a small space as injuries to her tail are consistent with having been locked up in a small space. It is hoped Snoopy continues to recover; shelter staff say she is a very sweet dog who has had a rough start in life, but she seems ready to forgive and move on. Her treatment continues at Leybourne Animal Center in Kent. Get well soon Snoopy.

(Photos of Snoopy screenshots via Express UK and RSPCA)

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7 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    HOW could ANYONE drive by this poor dog and keep on going? Thank God there are some good people still left in this selfish cruel word and Snoopy was rescued. To all of those who chose to ignore this poor dog, if I ever saw YOU lying in the road you can be assured I’d drive right by.

  2. Kathleen Drude says:

    The degree of cruelty that human beings are capable of is unlimited! I would hazard a safe guess that the things who left Snoopy by the side of the road figured he would be dead! Well Snoopy has shown an amazing will to live! So good for Snoopy and I know that he will end up with someone who will love him the way he should be!

  3. susispot says:

    OMG! How is she able to stand? God bless her heart. I will be praying for her speedy recovery. She is a miracle to be alive in that poor state.

  4. Sherry says:

    Starved and locked away with little ability to move…rough start is right! Thank goodness she is free of that horrible life and let’s pray she recover safely and find a loving home that can spoil her like she deserves!


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