On Thursday 17 January at about 12.00pm South Somerset District Council enforcement officers received a call from a member of the public saying that a dog was tied to the fence at the Sunningdale doorstep green in Yeovil.
The caller said that the dog had been tied up since 8.00am that morning in freezing temperatures.
An enforcement officer attended immediately and found the dog in a very distressed state but was told by a man, whose flat overlooks the area and also a gentleman attending to his allotment, that they had seen a man tying the dog to the fence and then running off, just fifteen minutes before the officer arrived.
The dog was released by the officer and taken to kennels. If you recognise this dog, please telephone the enforcement officers with any information. This will then be passed to the RSPCA who could prosecute the person responsible for abandonment.
Telephone 01935 462462 with any information or if you are interested in giving a good home to any abandoned or stray dog please ring St Giles Kennels at Wrantage, near Taunton on 01823 490333.
Cllr Jo Roundell Greene, portfolio holder for Environment and Economic Services said, “If you know the owners of this dog then please contact us so we can pass the details onto the RSCPA. To abandon your dog is a selfish act and we urge the public not do this as there are always ways to re-home your dog. If you have an animal that you perhaps can no longer afford to keep, contact the RSPCA or council for advice. If we find out who the owner of an abandoned dog is, we will be billing them for our costs as well.”