The RSPCA is appealing for information after three bald puppies were dumped at a vet practice in West Yorkshire.
Two Staffy-types were left at West Mount Vets in Halifax, West Yorkshire on Thursday 7 February, by a man wearing a hoody and a tracksuit.
The man carried a box into the reception area, put it down and left before staff realised what was happening. When staff opened the box, they found two completely bald puppies.
RSPCA Inspector Sarah Bagley, who is investigating, said: “One is blue-coloured, and the other is cream-coloured. They are both female and thought to be around four months old. Neither of them had any hair on their body, which is a result of them having a severe case of the skin condition demodetic mange.”
The puppies were taken to RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch Animal Centre where they’re on daily medication and having regular medicated baths. They have both been named after Harry Potter characters, the blue one named Dobby and the cream one Winky.
Gena Cameron, branch administrator, said: “I’m so happy to say that they’re improving every day. They were really nervous when they arrived and shaking. Now they are running around the animal centre arena having loads of fun, playing with toys and barking at people. They’ve really come out of their shells.
“Their skin was so red and angry-looking when they first got here but their fur has already started growing back at the base of their tails. It’ll be some tie until they’re able to rehome them, but things are definitely going in the right direction.”
A third puppy was taken into the same vet practice in a box by a man wearing a hoody and tracksuit – thought to be the same man. He spoke to the receptionist who took some details from him When she went to fetch a nurse he left, leaving the puppy behind.
The puppy- a blue coloured male names Albus – was collected by an RSPCA officer and taken to RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield Branch Animal Centre to join his litter-mates.
Inspector Bagley added: “It’s unbelievable that someone has dumped these puppies in this way not once but twice. Staff checked the details given by the man, which included a telephone number which is unobtainable.
“Its taken a long time for the mange to take hold like this, in fact it’s thought these puppies have probably had it for most of their lives. I am very concerned about any other animals this person may have in their care.”
If anyone has any information, the RSPCA are asking you to call the appeal line 0300 120 0010.