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.
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.”
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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