“He’s safe now” ❤️️
When Ruth Thomas-Coxon, an animal rescue officer with the RSPCA, got a call from someone who spotted a dog curled up in some woods on the side of the road, she immediately drove out to investigate — and when she arrived, what she saw broke her heart.
“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.”
The dog, later dubbed Bang Bang, appeared befuddled and as if he was simply waiting for someone to come along and help him. He appeared to have been abandoned, and it was difficult to say how long he’d been out on his own. One of his back legs was swelled, and he was starving, and Thomas-Coxon was grateful that someone had noticed him so she could provide him the assistance he needed.
Bang Bang was hauled in by the RSPCA’s Great Ayton Animal Center, where his leg and other injuries were swiftly treated. They learned he was microchipped, but when they called the number, the family indicated they’d sold him a few weeks before, implying that whoever they sold him to abandoned him.
“Thinking of him out there on his own as the weather has deteriorated is heartbreaking,” Thomas-Coxon said. “I’m overjoyed that he’s safe now, receiving the care he requires, and will soon be able to begin his quest for a loving new home.”
Bang Bang was first terrified when he was rescued, but he rapidly warmed up to his rescuers. He was simply overjoyed to be in a safe environment with individuals who had so much love to give.
In a news statement, Olivia Duffill, deputy manager of Great Ayton Animal Center, said, “Bang Bang is doing incredibly well and his leg is improving every day.” “He has begun to bear weight on the leg, which is fantastic news. He is such a beautiful, sweet-natured dog that adores cuddling and spending time with our team.”
Bang Bang is improving every day, and everyone at the shelter is ecstatic to get started on finding him the ideal forever home.
“Once Bang Bang has recovered from his leg injury and has been completely inspected, we’ll begin seeking for a loving new home for him,” Duffill said. “He’s a fantastic dog who will fit in well with the appropriate household.”