A dog dumped and left for dead outside a rescue centre in Blackpool is making a good recovery after being taken in by the manager.
The dog, named Boris by volunteers at the Longview Animal Centre, was rushed to the vets after being found abandoned and dying, reported inThe Gazette last week.
Branch manager Martyn Tetchener has now spoken about the harrowing moment he found the dog as he came to open the RSPCA centre on Thursday morning.
He said: “I was here first and Boris was huddled up in the corner.
“He couldn’t stand at all so I had to pick him up and take him inside. It was awful to see.
“He is still very thin and he is sleeping a lot but he has been able to get up and move around. But it is still early and we are waiting for the results of a blood test.”
There were fears Boris might not survive the weekend after being placed on a drip because he was so weak.
Until it is known whether he has the contagious and potentially fatal parvovirus, Boris cannot be kept around other dogs the centre on Division Lane, Marton.
Mr Tetchener said: “I am fostering him until we know what is wrong with him.
“He is always pleased to see you and wags his tail a lot.
“He is now residing with two cats and a parrot for company but he is very quiet.”
Boris is still ill, and showing some of the symtoms he had when he was found but staff are hopeful he will continue his recovery.
Mr Tetchener said: “We don’t really know what’s wrong with him but once we get the blood results, hopefully in the next few days, we can go from there.”
The RSPCA is now investigating after Boris was dumped over the 6ft wall at its centre in Marton.
The greyhound-type dog had no tag to identify him and was unchipped, meaning there was no way of tracing the owners.
Staff and volunteers said they were shocked at the condition they found Boris in have urged anyone who can help trace his owner to get in touch.
Anyone with information should call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 and leave a message for Inspector Mandi Taylor.