ANIMALS found abandoned, some suffering serious injuries, are making a good recovery thanks to donations from members of the public.
Staff at the RSPCA Longview Animal Centre were shocked at a sudden increase in abandoned and injured animals brought to their centre earlier this month.
Ten animals were taken to or abandoned at the centre on Division Lane, Marton, many suffering malnutrition and fleas, and others with infections and dislocated joints.
The majority are now making a steady recovery and are ready for re-homing.
However, staff described their sadness at having to put one animal to sleep to save him from further pain from injuries.
Mo, a Yorkshire terrier who had a dislocated hip, arthritis and a mouth infection when found alone on Highfield Road, South Shore, was put to sleep on a vet’s advice.
Staff say they are thankful for donations which have helped them nurse three kittens, two cats, Wain and Louise, and two dogs, Phoebe and Jake, back to health.
Both cats are now available for a new, loving home, while Phoebe, a lurcher, is reserved for re-homing and the kittens should be ready for new owners to come forward in October.
Martyn Tetchener, from the RSPCA centre, said: “Jake, the German Shepherd is still on his road to recovery but gaining fur back slowly.
“He will be up for re-homing once better, and is a well natured dog.”
Donations can be sent to Longview Animal Centre, Division Lane, Blackpool.