Tuesday, 21 July 2015 14:38

Yorkshire Terrier Found Dumped In A Dustbin

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Yorkshire terrier was discovered in a dustbin by students on their way to The Brit School in Croydon, London after hearing whining and barking.

The Yorkshire terrier dog, now known as ‘Ed,’ was found in the bin with the lid closed, on a pavement in Edith Road, South Norwood last Friday morning (July 17). 

The pupils were on their way to The Brit School in Croydon when they heard barking and whining noises coming from the bin.

When they opened the lid and looked inside, they found Ed, desperate to get out. The bin was filthy and smelly, and it is not clear how long the dog had been inside the bin for.  A local resident has reported hearing barking at around 7:30am on the morning Ed was found, but had no idea the dog had been left.

Ed was taken to The Brit School where he was later picked up by RSPCA inspector Lucy Chillery and taken to a vet for a full check up. 

Inspector Chillery said: “It’s hard to believe that anyone could leave a dog in a bin and walk away; poor Ed must have been absolutely terrified.  He is such a lovely little fella and wearing a collar and lead, but sadly no tag or microchip.  It makes you wonder whether this was carried out by the owner or if this dog has been maliciously taken and abandoned. It is a mystery we really want to solve.”

She added: “When we took him to a vet, he was found to be thin with overgrown nails and in need of a dental check and a bath, but otherwise was bright and alert and in good health which is a relief. He is now receiving lots of fuss and attention while we investigate. We would like to thank the pupils for their efforts in saving this little dog.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.

The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations to exist.  To help us please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts cost £3 plus one standard network rate message).


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