Deformed puppy left to freeze among five adopted dogs RSPCA worker | United Kingdom | News

A deformed puppy left frozen to death in a cemetery is the latest addition to the home of a woman who took in FIVE horrifically abused pets.

RSPCA worker Kay Hawthorn loves her job so much that she has adopted the poor pooches while working daily to help other unwanted animals.

His latest addition to the family was a bulldog cross puppy discovered in shockingly cold and hungry condition in a Liverpool cemetery.

The poor pup that Kay has since named Frankie was terrified and unable to move due to his two badly deformed front legs.

This type of abandonment is on the rise and the RSPCA has seen a shocking 25% increase in incidents of abandonment, with 13,159 recorded in the year to October 2022, compared to 10,519 in the year former.

The RSPCA believes that the rising cost of living is causing more and more people to abandon or neglect their pets, and it fears this trend is getting worse.

He appeals to people who are in a position to make a donation to help his Christmas rescue campaign.

In Frankie’s case, he was rescued by the RSPCA and taken into the care of Kay, the manager of the charity’s Wirral and Chester branch.

The 53-year-old mother of three immediately fell in love and decided that as he would need more operations she would adopt him.

The pup, whose original owners have yet to be identified, is one of five RSPCA rescue dogs Kay now has at home – each with similar sad pasts.

Like the others, Frankie – after surgery to correct a front leg – underwent a stunning transformation.

Thanks to proper nutrition, his other leg healed and now he loves running with his new family, Maisie, a West Highland White cross, 12, Eva, a German Shepherd, 12, Bertie, a Shih Tzu, 18 years old, and Toots, another 4-year-old Shih Tzu.

Kay said: “There is no doubt that if Frankie had not been spotted at the time, he would have suffered a prolonged death from starvation or hypothermia.

“He was terrified, and as he was unable to move from the secluded spot where he was left.

“He was so nervous in our care – he was curled up in a ball and reluctant to move, which we often find with dogs who have been dumped because they are clearly so scared.

“Within two weeks, he almost doubled his weight to 8.2 kilos and his skin problem was treated.

“I brought him home to help settle him away from a kennel environment, intending to place him in foster care until a home is found, but he really made friends with me, and who could resist those beautiful eyes.”

The first dog to move in with Kay was Toots, an eight-week-old puppy who, in his short life, had three broken ribs on one side, three fractured ribs on the other and a fractured jaw in two places caused by her. owner.

She was rescued as part of an investigation into her owner in 2018, who later appeared in court.

Toots was too young to be away from his mother and had to be fed puppy milk by syringe all night at Kay’s house.

Kay’s husband Ian, 56, has also been a big part of her rehabilitation, often wearing her in his jacket.

Next was neglected Eva, who was found living in squalor with urine stains on her coat from lying in her own filth and a skin condition that meant half her body was bald.

She was taken to Kay, who helped bathe Eva regularly to combat her skin issues, and after a few days of rehabilitation, the couple had become inseparable.

Maisie was also found dumped in a cemetery and had such awful fur that vets were unable to establish what breed of dog she was until they shaved her entire body.

Her eye was so infected it was sticking out of her head and she had to have an operation to remove it. Bertie was rescued in a similar tangled state to Maise.

In addition to the dogs, Kay has also welcomed six senior cats into the clan over the years who would have struggled to find homes otherwise.

Kay added: “I started taking in all the dogs with the aim of getting them used to living in a family environment so they could be adopted more easily.

“In each case, I provide them with the comforts of a home to help them recover from various hardships, and then I end up falling in love and they end up staying.”

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