Abandoning pets can have far-reaching consequences. And it exposes them to an uncertain fate. Once abandoned, they must fend for themselves and endure hunger, thirst and disease. In addition, being alone in an unfamiliar place can be distressing and confusing. And it is also a hindrance to road safety.
One day, an abandoned Rottweiler dog was found by a passer-by. This helpless dog was rescued by animal handlers after being tied to a fence without adequate food, water or shelter. It was near Andrew Street in Llanelli. When the dog was found, he was very emaciated and had flea bites. The dog wardens said it needed urgent veterinary treatment.
Carmarthenshire County Council dog warden Brendan Davies said no one knew how long he had been there. But they speculate that this rottweiler must have been tied to this fence for several days. Because he had lost a lot of weight and his back had lost a lot of hair due to the flea infestation. The vets started treating him. Accordingly, he responded well to treatment. After a few weeks, his fleas were gone and his coat began to grow back.
However, the veterinary charity PDSA was only a short distance from where he had been tied up. So his owner could have taken him there for free treatment and advice but the owner didn’t. The dog was then being cared for at a rescue shelter and they decided to rehome him once his health improved.