Dogs Trust

40 kilo dog tied to rescue centre gate with thin ribbon

A 40 kilo dog has been tied to the gates of Dogs Trust Merseyside during the night with a thin piece of ribbon next to a busy road.

Manager Georgina Lowery was at the rehoming centre around 6am and spotted the dog running around on the main road outside the gates. Members of the public had abandoned their cars and were trying to catch him and he was finally coaxed into the grounds of the Huyton centre.

Georgina says:

"It was once we had him safely inside that I spotted the ribbon dangling from his collar. I then saw the dog bed and water bowl outside the gates along with the rest of the ribbon. He is a very big dog and we are on the main road so he was at real risk of being injured or even killed.

"I am so grateful to the people that stopped to help him and thankfully we were able to get him to safety."

Named Augustus by the team the Old Tyme Bulldog was not microchipped. He is thought to be around seven years of age and has enjoyed lots of fuss and attention whilst at the rehoming centre.

Georgina says:

“He is a great boy, very laid back and affectionate once he gets to know you. He will need to go on a doggie diet in his new home but with a few nice walks and the appropriate food he’ll soon shed the pounds.

“It’s such a shame that he was put in such a dangerous situation. If someone needs to give up their dog for whatever reason we urge them to come in to the centre and never abandon their dog in this way, putting them at risk unnecessarily. If we have the chance to talk to the owner we are able to find out more about the dog, such as are they used to living with other pets or children, all of which helps us find them the best home possible.”

The team are looking for a forever home for Augustus where he is the only dog but he can live with children over the age of 14. He is happy to go on walks with other dogs and is hoping for a relaxed home where he can enjoy the company and love of his two legged friends.

Remember, it is a legal requirement to microchip your dog.

If you think you could give Augustus the loving home he deserves,
please call 0300 303 0292