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RSPCA seek owner of dumped dog
Buy this photo » Mark and Annabelle Pottle, of Ardley Rescue Kennels, with puppy Don
THE RSPCA is looking for a man caught on CCTV, after a puppy with a broken hip was left in a box outside a vet’s surgery.
The nine-week-old puppy, named Don by staff at Bicester Veterinary Centre, underwent surgery and now has pins in his hip.
The RSPCA has released CCTV footage of the man believed to have abandoned the dog at the surgery, in Victoria Road.
The animal charity is appealing for information about the man.
Don is now recovering at Ardley Rescue Kennels, which paid the £895 bill for the operation.
Kennels owner Annabelle Pottle explained the puppy was recovering well.
She said: “We’re looking after him and paid for the operation. We will be rehoming him once he’s fit to go.
“His hip was broken and he’s now got pins in his hip and will have to rest for the next three weeks. He’s tiny.”
Don was found by staff in the vets’ car park about 4.40pm on Wednesday last week. CCTV footage at the surgery showed the man in the car park at 2pm.
He was wearing a purple T-shirt and left a box near parked cars before walking off along Victoria Road.
RSPCA inspector Doug Davidson said: “The person who left the dog there may have thought they were doing the right thing by leaving him at a vet surgery, but it’s always unacceptable to dump an animal. As an owner you have a duty to look after your pets.
“Thankfully the puppy is now in good hands and will go on to have a much better life, but we urgently need to speak to the young man on the CCTV to find out what he knows about the incident.”
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Mr Davidson.