Wilson the border collie

Appeal to find owners of severely neglected dog found in Slaley

An appeal is being made to members of the public to come forward if they have any information about a dog that has been found abandoned and in poor condition in the Slaley area.

The middle aged, stray Border Collie was picked up by a member of the public between the A68 at Kiln Pit Hill and Slaley and taken to a vet in Stocksfield on 18 August after reports that he was running scared most of the day. 

He was found to be underweight with wounds to his neck and face and has a swollen mouth and jaw which he is under veterinary care for. He is also severely matted and wasn’t micro-chipped.

The dog, now named Wilson,  was taken by an Animal Welfare Officer from Northumberland County Council to Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where he is being cared for and nursed back to health.

An animal welfare officer from Northumberland County Council said: “This dog has been neglected and is in very poor condition. Someone, somewhere knows who he belongs to, or has seen him about. We want to get to the bottom of why he was abandoned 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 Animal.Welfare@northumberland.gov.uk in the strictest of confidence.

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