Someone was walking the streets of Middlesex, England, when they saw a van open one of its windows to throw a small black Pug on the street. Horrified, the pedestrian immediately ran to see if she was okay and contacted the RSPCA.
The little dog, later named Peggy, was taken to a local veterinarian, where they determined that, despite not presenting serious injuries, she came from a situation of extreme negligence. Peggy was very thin and had been clearly used for breeding dogs.
“Mentally you could see she was scarred too, you could see the sadness in her eyes — God knows what she’d been through for most of her little life,” said Liz Wood, deputy manager at the RSPCA. “I suspect she’d been kept as a breeding machine to produce puppies which could be sold… for large numbers. Then, when she came to the end of her shelf life, they discarded her like rubbish. It’s heartbreaking and utterly despicable to treat a dog like a disposable object.”
Peggy was very upset and her saviors knew that it would take an extra incentive for her to heal, so Wood temporarily took the little dog home. Although she was a little nervous at first, the sweet girl has improved immensely and her future is getting brighter.
“She’s very sweet and will make a wonderful company for somebody,” added Wood.
Once Peggy is fully recovered, she will be directed to a loving and definitive house. The RSPCA is still investigating who might have done this and will continue to fight against the puppy farms.
“This is why we need tougher regulations around the breeding and selling of dogs and we hope proposals by the government to bring in licensing and new regulations will help,” Wood adverted. “We’re also urging the public to consider rescuing a dog, like Peggy, instead of buying a puppy. The RSPCA has thousands of wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes, with different stories and backgrounds, waiting for their forever home.”
Thousands of animals continue to suffer due to the illegal breeding of puppies. Remember: don’t buy, adopt! Share this story if you are against animal abuse!
Source: The Dodo