The life of a blind boxer dog has been spared since being rescued after it was thrown down a concrete hole and left to die. The boxer was found by a young girl named Cara Bideau, who was playing near her home in the Waterside area of Londonderry. The six-year-old girl spotted the animal trapped down the concrete hole. Little Cara ran home and told her father Kenny, who later rescued the distressed feline. Mr Bideau said he was shocked by the level of obvious cruelty.
“Cara came home and said a pup had fallen down a manhole, but when I went with her back to where the dog was I could see that wasn’t the case at all,” he said. “This was an adult dog that was left to starve to death down this concrete hole. A wooden pallet had been placed over the hole and rocks put on top to keep it there, so that the poor dog couldn’t get out.”
He continues ,”I was even more shocked when I freed the dog to see how her ribs were sticking out, so it had been quite a while since she had eaten, and then to top it off, we found out she was blind. It is beyond my understanding how anyone could be this callous.
“We are a family of animal lovers and have a dog ourselves, so we took her home with us and gave her a tin of food, which she gulped down in under 15 seconds.
“We kept her at home that night and let her sleep on the sofa because she was clearly exhausted and distressed. In fact, my 15-year-old son Ethan slept on the other sofa to help her settle before we contacted the Rainbow Centre.
“We would consider fostering the poor dog until a permanent home can be found for her. We reckon she deserves to be shown some love after what she has been through, and she is very gentle and affectionate.”
Helen Davis from the Rainbow Rehoming Centre took the dog to a vet, who believes the animal was used for extensive breeding and then discarded when she was no longer useful.
Ms Davis added: “The vet has found evidence that this dog was bred and bred and bred until she could no longer produce pups.
“She is emaciated so we can only guess how long she had been left in this concrete grave and left to starve to death.
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