RSPCA launch Cancel Out Cruelty campaign
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A puppy has been rescued after being abandoned in a bin with serious injuries. The four-month-old Belgian Malinois was found dumped in Edgware in north London last Saturday.
The helpless pup was rushed to Medivet in Hendon who alerted the RSPCA.
The young dog, who has been named Drogo by veterinary staff caring for him, is suffering from a broken leg and displaced elbow.
The RSPCA believes the injuries were caused by a fall and that the puppy could have been abandoned as previous owners were not able to pay for vets bills.
Inspector Nicole Broster, who is investigating, said: “Poor Drogo is said to have been abandoned in a public bin in Edgware.
“When a member of the public brought him into Medivet he was in a real state with serious injuries.
“He had a broken leg and a displaced elbow which vets believe may have been caused by a fall.
“They suspect the injury had occurred around 24-48 hours before and he’d not received any pain relief or treatment.
“We suspect he’s been abandoned as his new owners were concerned about how they’d cover the veterinary costs for the injury.”
The puppy was microchipped with the details showing he was called Bruno.
But the owners registered on the microchip said they had rehomed him.
Ms Broster said: “We spoke to the registered owner who said he’d rehomed Bruno and provided us with contact details for his new owners but sadly we’ve hit a bit of a dead end.
“We’re now appealing for information in connection with the investigation and would like to hear from anyone who may recognise Bruno – or Drogo as he’s now known – or knows where he’s come from.”
Ms Broster added that Drogo will be found a loving forever home when he has recovered.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
It comes as the RSPCA is taking in more animals to its shelters which it believes is due to the cost-of-living crisis.
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