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Eight dogs are rescued after tip off to officers

ENVIRONMENTAL officers from Solihull Council rescued eight dogs from terrible conditions after a tip off from a member of the public.

ENVIRONMENTAL officers from Solihull Council rescued eight dogs from terrible conditions after a tip off from a member of the public.

Officers seized the dogs, including one American Bull dog, two English Bull Terriers, one Staffordshire Bull Terrier, two Jack Russell types, a Rottweiler and a Collie on September 19 after finding them in makeshift kennels at a property in Elmdon.

They had been forced to live in poor conditions with faeces left on the floor while some of the animals were underweight and all had mange.

Senior Animal Welfare Environmental Officer, Ester Atkins, said: "We went in with a vet who assessed that conditions were so bad that they could not be left there. Under new legislation we were able to seize them and they were taken to kennels to be cared for and recover from their ordeal.

"They are beautiful dogs and considering their experience they all have lovely temperaments. The dogs are currently recovering well and we are hoping to find new homes for them. The American Bull dog has now given birth to six pups.

"We want to remind owners that they have a responsibility to care for and meet the needs of their pets. We will prosecute anyone who is found to be negligent."

If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs can call Esther Atkins on 0121 704 6842.

 

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