Just plain cruel: Paralyzed dog covered in feces abandoned in a crate

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Left trapped in a rusty cage and covered in his own feces and urine, a black and white paralyzed dog had been abandoned along a quiet country road in Swanley, near Kent in the United Kingdom. When the RSPCA was called after a Good Samaritan found the dog on June 21, Inspector Ellen Thomas was both shocked and heartbroken as she realized the six-year-old spaniel was in a terrible state of neglect – and even worse the dog’s hind quarters were paralyzed.

According to the KentOnline, just a small bowl of water had been left in the cage; there was no food nor even a towel for the dog to rest comfortably.

“I picked him up and took him to the vet where it was confirmed the dog was paralyzed from the waist down. He had clearly been like this for some time,” Officer Thomas stated, “as he had pressure sores on his back legs and his hair had grown long through the pads of his back legs where they weren’t being used.”

No other descriptions except – just plain cruel- fits the way this dog was abandoned. Feces had been stuck to his rear where he could not properly defecate because of his paralysis. His legs were covered in urine. Perhaps what really makes this case even more heartbreaking was Officer Thomas’ reaction as she held the dog  in her arms, who she said so desperately just wanted to be stroked and loved. Sadly, the dog was humanely euthanized.

And now the officer is committed to finding out why this dog was so badly treated and even why he was paralyzed. Was it because of an untreated injury?

“I want to find the owner of this dog and investigate not only why he was dumped and left to fend for himself on a dark country road, but also why he has been left in such a physical mess for such a long time,” Thomas added.

The RSPCA is asking for the public’s help identifying this dog and/or his owner. A witness stated he did see a car in the area, and after the car left, he went to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 0300. 123.8018. Help this poor dog find some justice. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.

(Photos of paralyzed dog courtesy of RSPCA)

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17 replies
  1. Flamingfeather(Beth) C. says:

    Dam it you subhuman trash! I hope they do find you mother f*****
    Can you imagine how scared this baby was not understanding, out there all alone only the mother f***** that put him there knows how long he was there
    I wish he could have been givin a chance again instead of euthanasia
    Bless you little one I’m so sorry and only for a moment you knew love, you are safe now free to run and play no pain or Cruelty only love from now on.????????

  2. Barbara Garabedian says:

    I pray the asshole evil person who did this will be killed & rot in a cage no food or water & pray he dies what goes around comes around bg

    • Mark says:

      Reasons for being PTS was probably because no shelter would take him/her in and if they did what chances would the dog have found a rescue/home.

      • Pamela Garlisch says:

        There are many shelters who take this type of dog, I can think of 4-5 off the top of my head and there are also many people who are able to take handicapped animals, no excuse for this shelter! They took the easy way out, shame on them!

      • Mark says:

        Pamela the dog never made it to a shelter. This happened in the UK. Not sure what their procedures are dealing with something like this.

      • Theresa Tzitzira says:

        I too disapprove that they put it down, what the heck, they were supposed to be the rescuers! It didn’t seem so ready to die, and I see there are plenty of families who do adopt disabled animals, it only may take a little longer to find the right family!

  3. Bunny Peters says:

    I am heartbroken to learn this precious furbaby was so badly treated……. POS owners will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……. just hope they die painfully ASAP……. and in fear……..

    I am also heartbroken to learn that this precious furbaby wasn’t given a chance to be rehomed.
    I have a quadriplegic MacKitty who is loved beyond my ability to describe…….. There ARE people out there who WILL adopt disabled companions…….. All of my furbabies have been adopted with me and my husband knowing in advance there were medical issues….. not a problem, you just deal & appreciate each day

    RIP poor precious furbaby. Humans failed you in every way possible……………..

  4. Red says:

    PLEASE….. if you know who owned this beautiful spaniel…. REPORT THEM. If you don’t….you are every bit as guilty of abuse as they are! REPORT THE WORTHLESS person who had this baby!

  5. debor33 says:

    Could this poor baby not have been saved? I understand he was paralyzed from his back legs but I have seen other fur babies who were equipped with wheels & lived a happy life…..it’s too late now, because he’s gone…..but I know there are a lot of good people including me who would have helped pay the cost…..what a good bath & nail trim would have done for him….so so sad…he wasn’t even given a name….lived in feces & urine & sadly he probably died like that….my heart breaks everyday over stories like this.

  6. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Il faut absolument que les lois soient plus sévères et soient appliquéeses. Ce petit ange aurait du vivre encore longtemps.
    Maintenant, tu es heureux et éternel.

  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    I truly hope the hunk of sewer slime who did this finds themselves in a life or death situation and they lose big time – AND in addition, WHY was this poor dog euthanized? Because the RSPCA keeps on proving it is a useless waste – there are many devices to help paralyzed animals and they could not think beyond killing this poor dog who was a victim of cruelty – once again the RSPCA has proven it is an incompetent agency whose compassion for animals is zero. This dog deserved MUCH better yet this agency could not find a way in its heart to help – apparently that is too much of an effort.

  8. Cynthia Como says:

    Why the hell was this dog euthanized? I completely disagree with that decision and consider it cruel also! Even the Animal Welfare agency let this dog down! GOOD LUCK with finding the abuser because I doubt that will come to fruition!


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