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Puppy abandoned with 'free pug' note


Friday November 4th 2016

A six-week old puppy has been abandoned in a garden with a note saying "free pug"

The fawn pug pooch, was found injured in a pet carrier by a member of the public in the garden of their home in Wimbledon in south west London on October 20, The Sun reports.

Alongside the carrier, which did not even have a door, was a note saying "Free Pug XXX" written on a receipt book.

The rescuer called the RSPCA, who renamed the poor pup Pumpkin as he was found close to Halloween.

Pumpkin has a gash cut his right eye and the charity says it may have to be removed due to the severity of the injury. But he is recovering well from treatment.

However, the eye underneath the wound is damaged from the trauma so vets say it may need to be removed.

RSPCA Inspector, Phil Norman said: "If anyone recognises this pug, or the note he came with, we would urge them to get in touch with us.

"The note indicates he has been dumped deliberately so it may be that he was an unwanted pet and his owner didn't realise the amount of work it takes to look after a puppy, or that they did not want to pay the cost of vet care."

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers Pet Insurance.

THE SUN

AN ABANDONED six-week old puppy was found dumped in a garden with nothing but a note saying 'free pug'.

The fawn pug pup, which has since been named Pumpkin after being found so close to Halloween, was found with a 'nasty' injury in a pet carrier that didn't even have a door.

A member of the public found the tiny dog in the garden of their home in Wimbledon in south west London on October 20 and called the RSPCA.

Alongside the carrier was a note saying 'Free Pug XXX' which appeared to have been written on a receipt book.

Pumpkin has a gash above his right eye and is recovering well after vet treatment but the eye underneath the wound is damaged from the trauma so vets say it may need to be removed.

RSPCA Inspector, Phil Norman said: "If anyone recognises this pug, or the note he came with, we would urge them to get in touch with us.

"The note indicates he has been dumped deliberately so it may be that he was an unwanted pet and his owner didn't realise the amount of work it takes to look after a puppy, or that they did not want to pay the cost of vet care.

"We're hoping someone can help provide us with information about he came to have the injury on his head too.

"This poor puppy has had a difficult start in life but is fortunately now getting the care and attention he needs."

As Pumpkin is so young and still needs veterinary treatment, he will not yet be re-homed.

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