Dog dumped in East Tilbury-“You wouldn’t believe she’s the same dog”

Dog ET 1You wouldn’t believe she’s the same dog’

Penny RSPCA

A DOG found close to death – dumped on a pile of rubbish in East Tilbury – has bounced back to health thanks to round-the-clock care by RSPCA staff.

Saluki Penny was found by chance by two men who had broken down in Low Street Lane, East Tilbury, on 2 June. She was collapsed, having been dumped in a pile of fly-tipped rubbish and left for dead.

Now, less than two weeks on, and the beautiful, young saluki is barely recognisable.

“You wouldn’t believe she’s the same dog who came into us,” Deborah Satchell, manager at RSPCA Danaher Animal Home, in Braintree, said.

“She’s doing really well and is starting to behave as a young saluki should.

“She’s really inquisitive and interested in everything, and it’s lovely to see her with enough strength and energy to be bouncing about the place.

“When she was first rescued by our inspector she was so weak she could barely stand. Now she’s jumping around, wagging her tail and always has a smile on her face.

“She loves to jump up at staff and lick them on the cheek – it’s almost like she’s giving us kisses to say thank you!”

Inspector Rebecca Benson, who collected the poorly dog and is investigating what happened to her, is still appealing for information about where she may have come from who might have abandoned her at the spot.

“Anyone with any information which may help with our enquiries should get in touch by calling our appeal line on 0300 123 8018,” she said.

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