This dog, lying snuggled up in the woods, was spotted by a British resident who was passing by. The skinny dog was lying quietly in the middle of the bushes, looking around cautiously. The man knew immediately that the dog needed help and contacted rescue workers.
“The tan-colored lurcher was quite weak and skinny, and extremely frightened,” Thomas-Coxon said in a press release. “When I saw him there curled up surrounded by ivy, it was a pitiful sight.”
A team from the RSPCA Rescue Center immediately rushed to help. The dog was found to have a microchip, but after calling the owners, they found out that the dog had been sold to other people a couple of weeks ago. They were unable to get in touch with the new owners.
Rescuers then named the dog Bang Bang and began to rehabilitate him. He was found to have several injuries on his paws apparently due to a few weeks of living in the woods. The boy is now actively recovering.
“It’s heartbreaking to think of him out there on his own as the weather’s been deteriorating,” Thomas-Coxon said. “I’m so pleased he’s safe now, getting the care he needs, and can soon start his search for a loving new home.”
Bang’s paws are healing, he’s gaining weight, and he thanks his rescuers every day. He turned out to be a very sweet, affectionate and kind dog. All the staff just adore him. When he finally recovers, they will find permanent owners for him!
“Bang Bang is doing really well and his leg is improving every day,” Olivia Duffill, deputy manager of Great Ayton Animal Center, said in a press release. “He has started to bear weight on the leg, so that’s great news. He is such a beautiful, lovely-natured dog, and he absolutely loves cuddles and spending time with our staff.”