The RSPCA is appealing for information concerning a Jack Russell around seven years of age who was found tied up to a tree off of a pathway in Bickenhall Woods, near Taunton, on Saturday 9 July. A couple spotted him and, upon realising he had been abandoned, contacted the RSPCA.
RSPCA inspector Peter Barton said, “To leave any animal tied up like this in the woods, where he may not have been found, is just a callous and thoughtless act. Anything could have happened to him and he was left vulnerable. It is also an offence against the Animal Welfare Act and people should be mindful of that.
“We are looking to speak to anyone who recognises Murray or may have any further information about how he came to be abandoned in this way. People can contact us in complete confidence and we would urge anyone with any details that could help us with this investigation to please come forward.”
The dog, now named Murray, is described as a "very sweet-natured boy and lots of fun", as is now on the lookout for a forever home.
Anyone with information on how Murray came to be abandoned in the woods can call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
To enquire about adopting him, call the RSPCA’s West Hatch animal centre on 0300 123 0721.
Image by RSPCA.