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Lucky to be alive...how dumped dog is on the mend
12:32pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A DOG that was left for dead when it was dumped inside a fenced off water pumping station is on the mend after being found a new home.
Star readers were appalled last month when it emerged the pet – who has since been nicknamed Lucky - had been found wasting away at the water pumping station.
Council officers believe the emaciated female cross-breed had been thrown over the fence into the secure compound surrounding the station in Merton Bank.
Principal environmental health officer Diane Foreman said: “She was wet, shivering and around half the weight she should be when we found her.”
Dog welfare teams and police had to use bolt cutters to free the trapped animal, which tipped the scales at just 6.8kg.
Lucky was treated by a local vet and handed over to Leigh Dogs and Cats Home, which has found her a new owner.
A spokesman for the home said: “She's in a lovely home now and the new owners brought her back in for her second vaccination and are bringing her to be neutered here.
“She has put on so much weight in her new home and follows her owner around everywhere she goes. They are completely made up with her. She has settled in really well.”
If you can give a dog or cat a loving home Leigh Dogs and Cats Home is on the A580 (East Lancashire Road) and opening times are: For animals coming into the kennels: 9am to 5pm For viewing animals: 11.30am to 4.30pm Telephone 01942 671215.
No animal needs abandoning. St Helens Council’s Dog Welfare and Enforcement Service is there to help with free advice and information, especially for people who can no longer look after their pet. Call 01744 676789.