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Spaniel 'lucky to be alive' after being thrown over fence

Tuesday January 24th 2017

A black-and-white spaniel has had a lucky escape after being thrown over a 6ft fence, the RSPCA has said.

The pup was discovered by an off-duty policeman who was walking his own dog on a walking field on Snodland Road in Birling, West Malling in Kent.

RSPCA inspector Rosie Russon said: "This poor pup is lucky to be alive. When she was found, there was frozen solid faeces on the floor next to her, how she survived herself in such freezing conditions I don't know, it's likely she was dumped overnight."

The RSPCA says the young pooch - likely to be around one year old - is thankfully on the mend and should make a full recovery, although she'll need "a lot of TLC" and treatment for her skin condition.

"Perhaps by leaving her in a popular dog-walking spot they thought she would be found quickly, but nonetheless, it was an extremely cruel thing to do to this poor little dog; she could have sustained terrible injuries from being thrown over the fence on to concrete ground," Ms Russon continued.

The charity is keen to hear from anybody with information as to who owns her, or who may have dumped her at the field.

Ms Russon added: "I can be left a message in complete confidence via our inspector's appeal line on 0300 123 8018."

Copyright Press Association 2017