When Spencer was found in a garden in Aylesford on Sunday 23 October, he was helping himself to the homeowner’s pet cat’s dinner.
The British Bulldog had lost a third of his body weight and was clearly suffering from a severe skin condition. The RSPCA was called and he was taken to vets for treatment before being moved to RSPCA Leybourne, where staff named him.
Becca Williams, manager at RSPCA Leybourne said, “This gentle boy has really been through it, he has sore eyes and his skin condition is severe which must be causing him a lot of discomfort. He’s also very thin, but very friendly, so while I’m sure he must belong to somebody, he clearly hasn’t been looked after properly for some time.
“We’re giving Spencer lots of TLC and he’s a very friendly boy. He isn’t microchipped so we don’t know who is responsible for him.”
The discovery of poor Spencer in a garden in Springfield Road, Larkfield, came just days before the RSPCA’s launch of its ‘Love Animals, Hate Cruelty’ campaign. The campaign aims to bring animal cruelty issues to the attention of our animal-loving nation and remind people that despite the build up to festive celebrations, a huge number of calls are being made to report neglect. From October 2015 to January 2016, 45,176 calls were made to the charity.
The investigating inspector is keen to hear from anybody with any information about Spencer and can be contacted on the RSPCA inspector’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018. To find out more about the charity’s campaign, go to their website.