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Man Caught Abandoning Injured Dog On Stranger's Doorstep

Sad stories of babies being left on doorstep are always heartbreaking, and it's no less heartbreaking when it's a sweet little fur baby that is abandoned. One woman was in her home getting ready for bed when she heard noises on her front porch.

She opened the door to find a dog had been abandoned there, and she caught a glimpse of the previous owner making a get-away in a car. Now, authorities are investigating to see who left the injured pup behind in such a cruel way.

The woman, who lives in Flamstead, England, happened to be up late on Friday night and she was just getting ready for bed. She heard a bit of a scuffle out on her front porch and she got nervous. she couldn't imagine what was going on out there.

The woman opened her front door to peek when things seemed to settle down and was shocked to see a strange dog looking up at her with a sad expression on its face. She also caught a glimpse of a car fleeing from the front of her house.

The woman called the RSPCA for help. While she waited for someone to arrive, she reviewed her home security footage to see if she caught the culprit who abandoned the dog on film. Sure enough, she did. The camera recorded everything.

“The man can be seen walking up the drive with the dog, onto the doorstep, and then turning around to leave the dog behind,” said Inspector Phil Norman, the officer who came out to investigate. "He appears to be dressed in dark clothes with white trainers and a white baseball cap on.”

The dog, a white greyhound mix that appears to be about five years old, was rushed to the vet. Because the dog's name is unknown, staff started calling her Snow White.

An examination revealed that Snow White had a severe fracture on her hind leg. The vets are trying to figure out the best treatment course for the poor pup. Her leg is currently in a cast.

“We’re hoping to save the leg by repairing the break with a metal plate, but we’re concerned about the infection so it’s touch and go at the moment as to whether she may need an amputation,” said Amanda Rooney, who works at the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital. “She’s such a sweet, gentle, friendly dog and it’s heartbreaking to think someone could coldly dump her in the middle of the night in such a state.”

Inspector Norman is urging anyone who knows the dog's owner to come forward. “I’d appeal to anyone who recognizes him [the man] or the dog to get in touch with us on 0300 123 8018,” Norman said. “We’d like to hear from anyone who may be able to assist in our enquiries.”

The RSPCA is going to care for Snow White until she's healed, and when she is healthy again they will put her up for adoption and try to find her a loving forever home.

“Thankfully, she’s safe now and is in the best place,” Rooney said. “We’ll make sure she gets lots of TLC until she’s back on her paws.”

The RSPCA is currently accepting donations for Snow White's medical expenses, as well as for the care of other animals.

Source: The Dodo
Photos: RSPCA

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