West Mount Vets in England had seen a lot of things. So when a man clad in hoodie and tracksuit entered the clinic with a box, people weren’t immediately suspicious. It was only when he dropped the very box at the reception and walked out without a word that the staff got worried. Concerned and confused, they looked inside the box. And what they saw horrified them. Inside were two bald little doggies who looked like they were in need of immediate help.
They immediately called for help. And that’s when Leeds, Wakefield and District branch of the RSPCA intervened by taking the dogs in.
Dobby and Winky, the pair of puppies, were abandoned in a harrowing condition. It was disgusting how they were neglected then emaciated so heartlessly.
“One is blue-coloured and the other is cream-coloured,” Sarah Bagley, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release. “They are both female and thought to be around 4 months old. Neither of them had any hair on their body, which is a result of them having a severe case of the skin condition demodectic mange.”
When they first reached the shelter, both of them were terribly confused and afraid. It was only after a few days when they were treated with proper love and care, that they finally started trusting the people around them. Slowly, they changed into loving and goofy puppies that would weave their ways through everyone’s hearts.
“I’m so happy to say that they’re improving every day,” Gena Cameron, the branch administrator, said in a press release. “They were really nervous when they arrived and shaking. Now they are running around the animal centre arena having loads of fun, playing with toys and barking at people. They’ve really come out of their shells.”
Everyone assumed that this was the end. The puppies finally received their good lives and possibly even better futures. Until the man returned again.
It had only been a week before people found out about Dobby and Winky. But the same man in the same hoodie walked into the practice. This time, he went on to the receptionist and even asked her for help. But by the time she returned with a purse, there was the third puppy on the table. A bald third puppy.
Once again, the RSPCA was contacted by the vet. And the puppy, later called Albus, was sent to be with his siblings.
“It’s unbelievable that someone has dumped these puppies in this way not once but twice,” Bagley said. “It’s taken a long time for the mange to take hold like this; in fact, it’s thought these puppies have probably had it for most of their lives. I am very concerned about any other animals this person may have in their care.”
Seeing all three of them together and happy was quite amazing. All of them are in recovery as their furs grow back on their bodies. While that make takes quite a while, they are improving at a steady pace. The staff at the RSPCA are eagerly looking forward to their growth and then finding them a lovely forever home.
“Their skin was so red and angry-looking when they first got here, but their fur has already started growing back at the base of their tails,” Cameron said. “It’ll be some time until we’re able to rehome them but things are definitely going in the right direction.”
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