The distressing case of a stray dog that was found dumped at Moorgreen Reservoir with several wounds has sparked an appeal by Broxtowe Borough Council.
The pet had no collar or microchip and was dehydrated. The council’s neighbourhood wardens were called to rescue it.
Now the council is highlighting the importance of responsible dog ownership
The female British bulldog, which has been named Mable by the wardens, was emaciated and had both old and new wounds.
She was taken to Lawrence Veterinary Centre on Nottingham Road in Eastwood where she spent the night on a drip under close observation from the vets. Routine tests to make sure there was no sign of any underlying condition as to why Mable was so thin revealed she was anaemic.
Fortunately, Mable continued to improve as she ate and drank on her own and has now been moved to Babbington Hall Rescue in Awsworth. It is likely that she will be put up for adoption.
Anyone with any information can contact the Neighbourhood Wardens on 0115 9173142 in the strictest of confidence.
The council works with the local rescue kennels to rehome the hundreds of strays it picks up each year and holds regular free or low cost microchipping events for residents, as well as low cost neutering for those on qualifying benefits. So far this year 52 dogs have been microchipped for free.
The next microchipping events are:
Coronation Park, Plumptre Way, Eastwood on May 29 May between 9:30am and 11:30 am.
Basil Russell Park, Maple Drive, Nuthall, on June 12 between 10.30am and 1.30pm.
To report incidents of stray dogs, dog fouling and dangerous dogs contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777 or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/environment.