Puppy abandoned in bin bag in Hartlepool

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young puppy was found in a black bin bag in a layby in Greatham, Hartlepool, on Wednesday 22 November.Kevin Wilmot was

strolling his canines on the roadway leading west out of the village, to the A689, when he noticed the bag and realised it was moving.

“I’ve got a Patterdale and a Saluki who are both saves and was doing my regular walk with them when I found the bag move,” he states. “Fortunately I had them both on a lead and managed to get the little thing from the bag and carry him back to my cars and truck.

“He was absolutely covered in fleas, I got bitten to death by them. I’m a keen animal lover, and I’m especially soft on dogs. It makes me sick that somebody would do something like this.”

The young puppy, called Morty, is a black-and-white male crossbreed around 7 or 8 weeks of age, was suffering from a worm concern as well as fleas. He stuck with Kevin kept him before being turned over to the RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre the next day. He is now getting the treatment and care he needs.RSPCA inspector Steph Baines, who is examining, states,” Morty was literally discarded like rubbish. People can be harsh, but fortunately people can also be kind. He was extremely lucky that he was found and by an animal lover like Kevin. We’re really grateful for exactly what he did to help. Things definitely might have turned out differently for this little lad.” I want to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the

area, or who identifies this puppy and understands who he belongs to. Anyone with any info need to call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for me.”Image by RSPCA.

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