Dog found in abandoned car is given new home

Police Constable Marie Scott with the dog

Police Constable Marie Scott with the dog

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A DOG left in an abandoned car near Otley has been given a new home – thanks to support from kind-hearted residents.

Police were called to reports that a red Volvo V40 car had been abandoned on Castley Lane, near Otley on Sunday February 12.

Officers found a lurcher type cross dog in the car that had been left alone for around 15 hours.

The dog, which was in good health, was taken to a local kennels to be looked after.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Enquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle’s owner, but in the mean time, a member of the local community has come forward and given the dog a new home."

Checks on the vehicle showed it was untaxed and uninsured and it was recovered by police and taken away.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 1217002474

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