Dog dumped and tied to tree with broken leg needs a new home
Dogs Trust Leeds rehoming appeal for Lurcher they have named Woody
Dogs Trust Leeds are searching for a special home for a dog who was tied to a tree and abandoned in woods.
The Lurcher, who has been called Woody by staff at the Rehoming Centre, was found tied to a tree with his lead in Angram Woods in Harrogate a week ago (Thursday 12 May) by a passer by.
Amanda Sands, Manager at the York Road Rehoming Centre, says: “It’s so shocking that someone can do such a thing. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could abandon a dog in this way but it’s even more upsetting that he had a broken leg so was inevitably in a great deal of pain.
“He hadn’t been left with anything to lie or sit on and where he was, wasn’t a busy area, so what would have happened if he hadn’t been spotted doesn’t bear thinking about. We don’t know how long he had been there but we think it may have been quite a while as he’d tried to chew through his lead. Whether it’s minutes or hours, it’s too long. Now we just want to get him back to full health and find him the home he deserves.”
Woody, who the team believe is about 18 months old, underwent emergency surgery at the Dogs Trust vets after being picked up by the dog warden. He is now at the Rehoming Centre being monitored closely and receiving lots of TLC.
Amanda says: “We are making sure he has lots of love and attention as well as the company he is craving after his ordeal. He’s been through so much. Although I’ve worked here almost 30 years it always shocks me that people can treat a dog in this way. Woody deserves so much better and when the time is right, we will make sure he heads off to his ideal forever home.”
The team are getting to know Woody to make sure they know the type of home he will be suited to. If you would like to know more, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292.
Photo: Named Woody by staff at Dogs Trust Leeds, the abandoned dog is now being looked after at the centre. He is pictured after his operation with receptionist Claire Hindle, who was one of the team on hand to give him some TLC when he arrived