A terrified dog with a broken leg was abandoned in Cotesback, Leicestershire, United Kingdom in a wooded area on a very dark and lonely night as temperatures dipped below freezing. Fortunately, the sight hound was rescued in time; he was found curled up and shivering – hedges had been his only protection against the cold temperatures and wild predators.
According to the RSPCA investigator, Cara Gibbon, the short-haired brown and white pup was most likely dumped because his owner didn’t want to pay veterinarian charges for the dog’s broken leg.
“I have no idea how long he’d been there but it’s amazing, in this weather, that he was still alive especially as his breed has such a short coat and tends to be on the lean side. He was curled up in the frosty grass, shivering and trying desperately to keep warm. He must have been terrified.”
The ExpressCo. reports the dog was not microchipped, as is required by law, nor was he wearing a collar. Rescuers have no doubt the friendly pooch had been intentionally dumped. After a veterinarian examination, it was confirmed the dog suffered a broken leg, but once he recovers he will be ready to be adopted.
Now being loved and spoiled, the RSPCA staff decided this miracle pooch needed a special name. Meet Dom, who has been named after Dom Parsons, Great Britain’s first skeleton bronze medalist of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang since 1948; a special name for a special pooch.
Anyone who may recognize this dog, know where he comes from or saw anyone suspicious in the area is asked to call the appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
Get well soon Dom. We wish you a speedy recovery and a long, loving new life.
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