A neglected dog is believed to have been ‘used for breeding and then abandoned’ near a Northumberland village.
Female Cavalier King Charles Cocker Spaniel was found abandoned just outside Mitford near Morpeth. She was underweight, in poor physical condition and had been used for breeding.
The animal was picked up by a member of the public on the B6343 between Mitford and the A1 bridge at around 8pm on Sunday evening. Her microchip details were outdated.
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She was taken by a Northumberland County Council Animal Welfare Officer to Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is being cared for and cared for.
A local authority animal welfare officer said: “This dog has been neglected and is in very poor condition. Someone somewhere knows who he belongs to.
“We believe she was used for breeding and then discarded and if so, we want to get to the bottom of this and hold the person responsible to account.
“There are reports of a vehicle acting suspiciously in the area at this time, so we are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has dash cam footage of their cars who may be able to to shed some light on this.”
Anyone with any information, however small, has been urged to contact the Animal Welfare Team on 0345 600 6400. They can also email the team at [email protected] .uk.