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Starved and left to die in a Leeds cemetery

Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Alice, who was starved and left to die

Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Alice, who was starved and left to die

A young dog who was starved, dumped in a graveyard and left to die has battled back to full health and is now searching for a new home.

A young dog who was starved, dumped in a graveyard and left to die has battled back to full health and is now searching for a new home.

Staff at Dogs Trust Leeds feared the worst when the little Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossbreed was brought into their centre weighing just 8.9kg – half the average weight for a dog her size.

Little Alice was so weak and malnourished, she couldn’t stand or raise her head.

But she was able to cheat death thanks to a kind-hearted member of the public who called the dog warden after stumbling across the skeletal creature in a cemetery near Leeds.

The dog warden took her straight to Dogs Trust Leeds but she was in such a state, the two-year-old pooch had to be rushed straight to the vet’s for immediate treatment.

Even after spending five days on a drip to build up her strength, she could still only stand for a very short time.

She was then transferred to a foster home to continue regaining her strength, recuperate away from the kennels and receive the one-to-one care she so desperately needed.

Amanda Sands, Dogs Trust Leeds rehoming centre manager, said the hunt was now on to find a wonderful home for Alice.

She said: “Alice came back to us last week from her stay in a foster home, and is now up and about on her feet and is looking for a home.

“She is eating well and is putting on weight. She is very affectionate and cuddly, and loves going on walks.”

Appealing to anyone thinking they could provide Alice with her “forever home” said added: “She would prefer to be the only dog in the home, and could live with teenagers. ”

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for nearly 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 19 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Dublin.

If you can give Alice a loving new home, please call Dogs Trust Leeds on 0113 281 4920 or visit the centre on York Road.

 

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