Puppy set to lose leg after being thrown over garden fence and cruelly dumped


The five-month-old lurcher was suffering with a severe leg injury and puncture wounds all over his little body when he was found by a member of the public in the garden of their property in Queens Gardens in Dartford at around 10pm on Monday.

CCTV footage showed the terrified puppy, now called Stanley, had been dumped over the fence and cruelly left.

The member of the public rushed him to Medivet in Dartford who contacted the RSPCA.

Animal Rescue Officer Brian Milligan said the pup is suspected to have been used as “bait” in dog fighting.

He said: “This poor lurcher puppy was callously thrown over a garden fence and left to suffer with multiple injuries.

“He must have been in a lot of pain, scared and confused.

“We don’t know how the lurcher, who we’ve now named Stanley, came to get these wounds but they are concerningly consistent with injuries we see in dog fighting.

“We believe this young pup could have been used as ‘bait’ to train other dogs.”

Stanley has now been taken to the RSPCA Finsbury Park Animal Hospital in London to be treated.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information about Stanley, who was not microchipped.

Mr Milligan said: “We are now appealing for anyone with information to please contact us, in strictest confidence, on the inspectorate appeal line 0300 123 8018.

“If you saw anything suspicious in the area on Monday night or live in the area and also have CCTV, or have any information at all which could help our investigation, please get in touch.”


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