Malnourished dog wearing fleece and image of dog in emaciated state

Appeal to find owners of severely neglected dog found in Blyth

An appeal has been made to members of the public to come forward if they have any information about a dog that has been found in a field within the Blyth area in a completely emaciated condition.

The female lurcher was close to death when she was picked up by Northumberland County Council animal welfare officers in the Cowpen area of Blyth following a call from a member of the public.

The dog, thought to be around three years of age has been named Tiggy. She is now being cared for in a foster home through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet and receiving some tender loving care, to start the long process of nursing her back to full health.

A council animal welfare officer said: “This dog was in a really horrific state. Someone, somewhere knows who she belongs to, or has seen her about. She was completely skin and bone and less than half the weight she should have been. She had no fur either and has never been microchipped and seems to have just been dumped out on the streets.

“This is a shocking and inexcusable case of neglect and we are very keen to get to the bottom of how she came to be in such an emaciated condition and bring the person(s) responsible to account.”

If you have any information, no matter how small, please contact the Animal Welfare Team  on 0345 600 6400 or by email to in the strictest of confidence.
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