Poor Zola rescued from the streets

A Staffordshire bull terrier is today safe in the care of the RSPCA, after being found wandering in South Shields.

Poor Zola has been rescued by the RSPCA after she was found as a stray earlier this month. Sadly, Zola had both severe mange and an eye condition, both of which she is receiving treatment for now.

Her sore skin was obviously making her very uncomfortable, and she had extensive fur loss. Conjunctivitis – an eye infection – added to her woes. RSPCA Inspector Helen Neade picked Zola up from the Rekendyke Industrial Estate, and she is now being made as comfortable as possible.

In addition to caring for the Staffie, the RSPCA is also trying to find Zola’s owner. Zola is six years old, female and brindle. The charity is encouraging anyone who knows anything about Zola to get in touch with them.

Insp Helen Nedley said: “Poor Zola was found wandering around the industrial estate with bad mange and an eye infection. She was in a bad way. We really need to know what happened to this poor girl and how she got to be in this place in such a poorly way. Zola has been bred from, possibly recently, so it may be that there are some Staffie puppies that people are aware of in relation to Zola.

“We would urge anyone with information about what happened to Zol or where she has come from to give us a call as soon as possible on the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations to exist. To assist their inspectors in rescuing abandoned animals and their hospitals in treating them please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/abandonment