A Marston Green-based charity are looking for a loving new home for a young dog that was thrown into freezing canal water last week.
Firefighters were called to rescue the Staffordshire bull terrier, christened Angie, from a watercourse in the Black Country last Wednesday.
She was suffering from the effects of hypothermia and still bringing up water for several days after her ordeal.
This week, Angie was released from a PDSA hospital to a temporary home in Henley-in-Arden.
DogwatchUK are pleased how the pet has recovered from her horrendous experience but are hoping to find somewhere more permanent as soon as possible.
“She was lucky she didn’t drown,” said Denise Boardman who helps run the Elmdon Lane-based charity. “You just wonder what would possess someone to do this. It’s sick.
“She had a microchip, but it wasn’t complete. So we’re now looking for someone to give her a new home in the Solihull area.”
Denise said that Staffies are abandoned and abused more than other breeds, because of the stigma that is sometimes attached to the animals. In actual fact they’re good ‘companion’ dogs, and popular with pensioners. If you can offer Angie a new home, call Katrina Wright on 0121 247 0369.