A terrier cross abandoned in a field in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, with a bag of food and a note saying 'I don't need a dog', is now on the look out for a home.
12-year-old Tessa was discovered last month on the site of a car boot sale but has since recovered from her ordeal with the help of Dogs Trust Leeds. It's believed that her owner had moved abroad and left Tessa in the care of a neighbour. Sadly, the neighbour found they could not look after her and left her in the field with a note explaining the circumstances.
Fortunately for Tessa, she was found by South Yorkshire Pet Ambulance and taken to Dogs Trust Leeds by Goodlife Dog Rescue where she received lots of TLC.
Amanda Sands, Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre Manager says, "The poor girl has been through such a lot but she is obviously very resilient and she has settled really well in her foster home. Although we would like to think that a dog is always for life, for so many different reasons people find that they can no longer keep them. If that’s the case, whatever the reason someone has to give up their dog, we would strongly urge them to never abandon them as it puts them at great risk and through unnecessary stress."
When she arrived at the centre, Tessa was checked over, and although in good health, at 14.4kg she was double her ideal weight. She was put on a special weight-loss programme and enjoys short walks with her foster family.
Amanda continues, "Given her age and her experience we feel she has recovered really well. She is a sweet girl who likes a cuddle and is now looking for somewhere to rest her paws in her old age. We are absolutely delighted that we’ve had the privilege of looking after her and are now hoping she finds her special someone who will love her and care for her for the rest of her life."
Tessa is looking for an adult only home. If you think you could offer Tessa her ideal home, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit them at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL.