The owner of an abandoned puppy with deformed legs is being sought by Slough council – so they can be prevented from keeping an animal again.
The little black and white male Dachshund cross, aged approximately six months old, was discovered by a shocked resident sitting near their home in the Lynch Hill Lane area of Britwell.
Because of the deformity in the puppy’s front legs, it was obvious he could not have walked to where he was found from a nearby property or be lost on a walk at any park. It is believed he had been deliberately taken to the location and dumped.
Since being collected by a member of the council’s stray dog service, no-one has called to ask about a lost pet which matched the puppy’s description.
The animal was taken to a vet for a check up after being found on the evening of Monday, June 29.
The vet found the puppy was healthy apart from the deformity and had been well looked after by someone before being suddenly left at the side of the road. He did not have a microchip which would identify the owner or breeder.
Cllr Pavitar K. Mann, Slough Council cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “To abandon any animal is just wrong. To abandon one which is vulnerable because it has had a problem since birth, is just horrific.
“Now the puppy is safe and being cared for but we really would like information so the owners cannot do this again to another poor animal.”
The council is appealing for anyone with any information about the owners, or who saw something between 2pm and 7pm on June 29, to get in contact Ian Blake on 07917092909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in complete confidence.