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Lurcher Ella is recovering in RSPCA care after being dumped on the street in a bad condition

A Lurcher who was tied to a fence and abandoned in February of this year is doing well in the care of the RSPCA. The moment that Ella was abandoned was caught on CCTV, and the RSPCA is ongoing, but the dogs is recovering from her ordeal.

When Ella was found, the freezing, skinny Lurcher was curled up on the floor in an effort to keep warm. Due to a skin condition, she had lost a lot of fur, which meant her skin was exposed to the harsh weather, leaving it even more sore than it had been.

Ella was left in Peterborough, in Laburnum Grove on the 9th February, and when a resident noticed her, the RSPCA were immediately notified. The dog, who was thought to be about four years old was taken to a vet, and then on to an RSPCA centre.

“We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal for information or who got in touch to help with the investigation into Ella’s abandonment,” inspector Justin Stubbs, who collected Ella, said. “We are now following up on a number of leads and the investigation remains ongoing.
Meanwhile, Ella is being cared for by staff at one of our animal centres where she is receiving ongoing treatment for a skin infection, so she is not yet available for rehoming. When she first arrived in our care she was very nervous and timid but is now coming out of her shell. She has bonded well with the staff and absolutely adores other dogs.”

The RSPCA has released new video footage of Ella, five weeks after her rescue, showing how well she is recovering. The charity is appeallnig for information about the man who was seen in the CCTV film of Ella’s abandonment, running away from the dog after tying her to the fence. Anyone with information can call the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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