Dog is dumped and left to die in Darwen field

Blackburn Citizen: The starving Staffordshire Terrier The starving Staffordshire Terrier

A DOG was dumped in a field and left to die in a “despicable” act of negligence.

Today, the RSPCA called on the public to help them trace the owner so they can be prosecuted.

Animal inspectors were called after a dog walker found the Staffordshire bull terrier-cross in Bailey’s Field, near Ivinson Road, Darwen, unable to walk.

The dog was emaciated, had a swollen leg, was covered in sores and had a lump on his neck making it difficult to breathe.

It was put to sleep on the advice of a vet to end its suffering.

RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said it would have been difficult to get the dog to where it was discovered.

She said: “This poor old dog was in a terrible state.

“He couldn’t walk so must have been carried to the spot where he was found.

“He wasn’t a small dog so I suspect it took two people to get him to that field, or someone quite strong. It was a freezing cold day and he was shivering when he was found.

“Whoever did this left him in this field, exposed to the elements and anything that may have come his way. They abandoned him here to die, alone and suffering.”

The male dog, thought to be about 10 years old, was a brindle colour.

He wasn’t wearing a collar or ID tag and wasn’t microchipped.

RSPCA inspector Smith said: “If you recognise this dog, maybe you know someone who owned a dog who matched his description until just a few days ago, please get in touch.

“This was an absolutely despicable act and we want to know who is responsible.

“To allow the dog to get into that kind of state is bad enough but to then dump him like that was inexcusable.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234999 and leave a message for inspector Helen Smith.

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1:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

jennyspain says...

This is such a sad story, hope they catch the person and treat him/her in the same way
This is such a sad story, hope they catch the person and treat him/her in the same way jennyspain
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Wed 27 Feb 13

useyourhead says...

I fail to see how they reached the conclusion he had to have been carried there, a dying animal is capable of dragged, limping and crawling a long way before finally laying down to die.
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A sad end to the old boy nonetheless.
I fail to see how they reached the conclusion he had to have been carried there, a dying animal is capable of dragged, limping and crawling a long way before finally laying down to die. - A sad end to the old boy nonetheless. useyourhead
  • Score: 0

1:53pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MJA says...

jennyspain wrote:
This is such a sad story, hope they catch the person and treat him/her in the same way
What will that achieve?

It's a terrible way for an animal to be treated but treating the person responsible the same way will not benefit the dog or society.
[quote][p][bold]jennyspain[/bold] wrote: This is such a sad story, hope they catch the person and treat him/her in the same way[/p][/quote]What will that achieve? It's a terrible way for an animal to be treated but treating the person responsible the same way will not benefit the dog or society. MJA
  • Score: -5

2:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

turd moor says...

find the owners who did this and lets all treat them the same way
find the owners who did this and lets all treat them the same way turd moor
  • Score: 0

3:10pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Mothernature says...

useyourhead wrote:
I fail to see how they reached the conclusion he had to have been carried there, a dying animal is capable of dragged, limping and crawling a long way before finally laying down to die.
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A sad end to the old boy nonetheless.
Useyourhead, I take it you don't know or live near Bailey's. It's full of hidden pot holes, small ponds and rough terrain that would have made it near impossible for a dog in that condition to have got himself there. The RSPCA inspector is more than likely correct in her assumption that he was carried there and left to die. I hope they catch the persons involved and give them the maximum sentence allowed for this type of cruelty. Scumbags.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: I fail to see how they reached the conclusion he had to have been carried there, a dying animal is capable of dragged, limping and crawling a long way before finally laying down to die. - A sad end to the old boy nonetheless.[/p][/quote]Useyourhead, I take it you don't know or live near Bailey's. It's full of hidden pot holes, small ponds and rough terrain that would have made it near impossible for a dog in that condition to have got himself there. The RSPCA inspector is more than likely correct in her assumption that he was carried there and left to die. I hope they catch the persons involved and give them the maximum sentence allowed for this type of cruelty. Scumbags. Mothernature
  • Score: 6

4:35pm Wed 27 Feb 13

phil kernot says...

Mothernature wrote:
useyourhead wrote:
I fail to see how they reached the conclusion he had to have been carried there, a dying animal is capable of dragged, limping and crawling a long way before finally laying down to die.
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A sad end to the old boy nonetheless.
Useyourhead, I take it you don't know or live near Bailey's. It's full of hidden pot holes, small ponds and rough terrain that would have made it near impossible for a dog in that condition to have got himself there. The RSPCA inspector is more than likely correct in her assumption that he was carried there and left to die. I hope they catch the persons involved and give them the maximum sentence allowed for this type of cruelty. Scumbags.
People who abuse animals should be banned for life , but saying that people that abuse children get away with it , no deterrent anymore sad world we live in :(
[quote][p][bold]Mothernature[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: I fail to see how they reached the conclusion he had to have been carried there, a dying animal is capable of dragged, limping and crawling a long way before finally laying down to die. - A sad end to the old boy nonetheless.[/p][/quote]Useyourhead, I take it you don't know or live near Bailey's. It's full of hidden pot holes, small ponds and rough terrain that would have made it near impossible for a dog in that condition to have got himself there. The RSPCA inspector is more than likely correct in her assumption that he was carried there and left to die. I hope they catch the persons involved and give them the maximum sentence allowed for this type of cruelty. Scumbags.[/p][/quote]People who abuse animals should be banned for life , but saying that people that abuse children get away with it , no deterrent anymore sad world we live in :( phil kernot
  • Score: 2

5:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Major Tom says...

All dogs should have a microchip implanted from birth. They should do it to those horrible felines things also.
All dogs should have a microchip implanted from birth. They should do it to those horrible felines things also. Major Tom
  • Score: -3

6:53pm Wed 27 Feb 13

juliaevans1 says...

Anyone that lets a dog get in this state is a real scumbag. They are not fit to be on this earth
Anyone that lets a dog get in this state is a real scumbag. They are not fit to be on this earth juliaevans1
  • Score: 5

9:55pm Wed 27 Feb 13

workaholic says...

Major Tom wrote:
All dogs should have a microchip implanted from birth. They should do it to those horrible felines things also.
FELINES THINGS !!! ??? You horrible cat hater - was you abused by a cat when you were young or something ?? Cats are wonderful !
Anyway - to the matter at hand - why on earth don't people realise what responsibility they are taking on when they get a dog! (and also the costs that go with it - feeding it - vet bills etc) I agree with the above poster that dogs should be chipped from birth and a record kept of ownership throughout the animals life, I'm sure any true dog lover wouldn't mind paying a small charge towards the cost of the admin involved - and if people fail to register the animal once they become owner - then they should be fined!
[quote][p][bold]Major Tom[/bold] wrote: All dogs should have a microchip implanted from birth. They should do it to those horrible felines things also.[/p][/quote]FELINES THINGS !!! ??? You horrible cat hater - was you abused by a cat when you were young or something ?? Cats are wonderful ! Anyway - to the matter at hand - why on earth don't people realise what responsibility they are taking on when they get a dog! (and also the costs that go with it - feeding it - vet bills etc) I agree with the above poster that dogs should be chipped from birth and a record kept of ownership throughout the animals life, I'm sure any true dog lover wouldn't mind paying a small charge towards the cost of the admin involved - and if people fail to register the animal once they become owner - then they should be fined! workaholic
  • Score: 4

10:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

alanfromdarwen says...

just a thought.
this poor dog was found on bailey's in darwen, but maybe it was driven into darwen from another area, i mean would you abandon it on your doorstep. probably not, so if you know anyone in the surrounding towns and villages let them know the story of this dog. blackburn,bolton, even belmont or egworth and egerton even tockles.
it could just help to find the person who left this poor dog to die a slow death after a long and loyal life.
just a thought. this poor dog was found on bailey's in darwen, but maybe it was driven into darwen from another area, i mean would you abandon it on your doorstep. probably not, so if you know anyone in the surrounding towns and villages let them know the story of this dog. blackburn,bolton, even belmont or egworth and egerton even tockles. it could just help to find the person who left this poor dog to die a slow death after a long and loyal life. alanfromdarwen
  • Score: 5

10:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

carleynryan says...

Absolutely disgusting how anyone can treat their pet like that my dog is like a family member how cruel i bet the poor thing woz in agony sum1 must know the scumbag that woz responsible 4 the dog i hope they find them n throw away the key! Makes me really mad n upset 2 read sumthing like this heartless pigs......
Absolutely disgusting how anyone can treat their pet like that my dog is like a family member how cruel i bet the poor thing woz in agony sum1 must know the scumbag that woz responsible 4 the dog i hope they find them n throw away the key! Makes me really mad n upset 2 read sumthing like this heartless pigs...... carleynryan
  • Score: 1

11:30pm Wed 27 Feb 13

DcKohben says...

As an pet owner, this is shocking! Who would be so cruel to do such a thing? I love my dog to pieces!! I would never harm her in any way. Can't believe there are people out there who would do that.
As an pet owner, this is shocking! Who would be so cruel to do such a thing? I love my dog to pieces!! I would never harm her in any way. Can't believe there are people out there who would do that. DcKohben
  • Score: 2

11:53am Thu 28 Feb 13

usinganame says...

Why don't the police as a few residents of Gordon Street? I am sure they could help with 'enquiries'. Plus a good portion of the town itself. Oh, plus Darwen Tower vandelism. Then theres the human trafficking issues. Not to mention intimidation and threats to human life. Plus countless other things.

Like why people above use multiple log ins and possibly don't live in Darwen but absolutely must comment and identities to post? And to think these people are raising children exactly like the low life's reported on harassing and intimidation of an elderly man in Darwen. The fact no one involved has any shame sums it up.

If you don't like what I just said. Tough. Because you've a lot to answer for. If you don't understand get an adult to explain it.
Why don't the police as a few residents of Gordon Street? I am sure they could help with 'enquiries'. Plus a good portion of the town itself. Oh, plus Darwen Tower vandelism. Then theres the human trafficking issues. Not to mention intimidation and threats to human life. Plus countless other things. Like why people above use multiple log ins and possibly don't live in Darwen but absolutely must comment and identities to post? And to think these people are raising children exactly like the low life's reported on harassing and intimidation of an elderly man in Darwen. The fact no one involved has any shame sums it up. If you don't like what I just said. Tough. Because you've a lot to answer for. If you don't understand get an adult to explain it. usinganame
  • Score: -2

2:01pm Thu 28 Feb 13

lancs1985 says...

Absolute shambles the quicker the chipping comes into place the better, you should have to have a dog liecence n a stamp in dogs ear like they do with some farm animals aswell as a chip
Absolute shambles the quicker the chipping comes into place the better, you should have to have a dog liecence n a stamp in dogs ear like they do with some farm animals aswell as a chip lancs1985
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Thu 28 Feb 13

artemisia says...

juliaevans1 wrote:
Anyone that lets a dog get in this state is a real scumbag. They are not fit to be on this earth
its really horrible to let a dog get into that state and leave it to die, but it does not surprise me that people are capable of doing that indeed when we look at the way humans behave towards each other, other animals, and plants overall, this is even quite a small thing.
what surprises me is the disproportion of things, that people can react so strongly to some story like this which is about something very obvious and visible, these people may even be capable of inflicting tremendous suffering and distress to animals by buying milk, eggs, and meat and other animal products ,by continuing to buy products which have been tested on animals (which involves torture processes more painful degrading and harmful than i think you could ever imagine unless you know the facts, but look it up - it is shocking).
everyone who continues to buy into this industry is causing just as much cruelty to animals as these despicable people who abandoned their mistreated dog to die, but i actually feel more revulsion towards those who keep blindly buying the products and feeling selfrighteous when in fact it is their own personal desire that is keeping so many animals in a horrible situation.
its the middle class tendency to be on the surface nice, kind, tolerating, sensitive to others suffering; it holds for the things that are obvious to us, but all of the violence that builds up our fortress here, it is real. People are starving, paid a pittance to produce food for you. they are in the same condition as this dog.
And dont turn to the government for help because they are complicit with it, in maintaining this society that could not exist without the violence that holds it up. The only reason you live such a priveledged life where you are not confronted every day with extreme violence is that elsewhere there is some other human or animal or plant suffering to keep your greedy stomachs full and your selfrighteous minds well nourished.
Europe is built on colonialism and colonialism means death, death to the native, to those who respected the ways of the land, death to the animals, to the forests and rivers. The death is creeping all over the world and it is not a silent death people animals plants are screaming at how they have been violated, in the worst possible ways you can imagine.
For this I ask you, if you were touched by this story of how human cruelty has cost innocent suffering, please question what you are told by the newspapers, the TV, the government and the corporations, dont believe them when they scapegoat minority groups and other political groupings for everything that is wrong; their colonial greedy fingers have torn up the most of the world and sent it into complete poverty, while continuing to steal all the resources for the European dream the consumer dream did you ever wonder why they want you to buy a new telly every month? a new phone? buy a new life every day? keep the wheels turning, but actually its all adding up its all coming from somewhere, and there is no easy solution.
so stop looking to politicians and scientists for the "answer".
you are the answer.
starting with the choice to buy into the system.
and yes, there are other choices,
look around...
the system is outside us the system is inside us its the reason people can treat a dog like that its the reason that you can just keep going on in spite of the suffering that your lifestyle is causing. we are all guilty. very guilty.
try to do something to clean the blood from your ancestors.
[quote][p][bold]juliaevans1[/bold] wrote: Anyone that lets a dog get in this state is a real scumbag. They are not fit to be on this earth[/p][/quote]its really horrible to let a dog get into that state and leave it to die, but it does not surprise me that people are capable of doing that indeed when we look at the way humans behave towards each other, other animals, and plants overall, this is even quite a small thing. what surprises me is the disproportion of things, that people can react so strongly to some story like this which is about something very obvious and visible, these people may even be capable of inflicting tremendous suffering and distress to animals by buying milk, eggs, and meat and other animal products ,by continuing to buy products which have been tested on animals (which involves torture processes more painful degrading and harmful than i think you could ever imagine unless you know the facts, but look it up - it is shocking). everyone who continues to buy into this industry is causing just as much cruelty to animals as these despicable people who abandoned their mistreated dog to die, but i actually feel more revulsion towards those who keep blindly buying the products and feeling selfrighteous when in fact it is their own personal desire that is keeping so many animals in a horrible situation. its the middle class tendency to be on the surface nice, kind, tolerating, sensitive to others suffering; it holds for the things that are obvious to us, but all of the violence that builds up our fortress here, it is real. People are starving, paid a pittance to produce food for you. they are in the same condition as this dog. And dont turn to the government for help because they are complicit with it, in maintaining this society that could not exist without the violence that holds it up. The only reason you live such a priveledged life where you are not confronted every day with extreme violence is that elsewhere there is some other human or animal or plant suffering to keep your greedy stomachs full and your selfrighteous minds well nourished. Europe is built on colonialism and colonialism means death, death to the native, to those who respected the ways of the land, death to the animals, to the forests and rivers. The death is creeping all over the world and it is not a silent death people animals plants are screaming at how they have been violated, in the worst possible ways you can imagine. For this I ask you, if you were touched by this story of how human cruelty has cost innocent suffering, please question what you are told by the newspapers, the TV, the government and the corporations, dont believe them when they scapegoat minority groups and other political groupings for everything that is wrong; their colonial greedy fingers have torn up the most of the world and sent it into complete poverty, while continuing to steal all the resources for the European dream the consumer dream did you ever wonder why they want you to buy a new telly every month? a new phone? buy a new life every day? keep the wheels turning, but actually its all adding up its all coming from somewhere, and there is no easy solution. so stop looking to politicians and scientists for the "answer". you are the answer. starting with the choice to buy into the system. and yes, there are other choices, look around... the system is outside us the system is inside us its the reason people can treat a dog like that its the reason that you can just keep going on in spite of the suffering that your lifestyle is causing. we are all guilty. very guilty. try to do something to clean the blood from your ancestors. artemisia
  • Score: 0

9:42am Fri 1 Mar 13

Harrold Monk says...

The article doesn't say the dog was wearing makeup
The article doesn't say the dog was wearing makeup Harrold Monk
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Fri 1 Mar 13

woolywords says...

Recently in the Blackburn area, there have been enough cases of animal cruelty to make a grown man weep and it's about time that people were made aware of what is available for them to use, for free.
The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals is a charitable organisation that will take care of any injured animal. Originally set up to care for animals in the East End of London, it now has branches throughout the UK. Today, PDSA treatment is only available to the pets of those in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit. For those eligible, treatment for sick and injured animals is free of charge. Other services are provided but at cost price rather than for profit.
Although the nearest centre to us in Bury, there is a team of dedicated volunteers, who will collect your pet, take it for treatment and deliver it back home to you.
There can be no excuse for this kind of behaviour towards any animal.

Would you kindly consider donating the odd coppers on the end of your payslip to them, as every penny counts in this more than just cause.
Please call 0800 0199 155 for details and note that, even this call is free.
Thank you.
Recently in the Blackburn area, there have been enough cases of animal cruelty to make a grown man weep and it's about time that people were made aware of what is available for them to use, for free. The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals is a charitable organisation that will take care of any injured animal. Originally set up to care for animals in the East End of London, it now has branches throughout the UK. Today, PDSA treatment is only available to the pets of those in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit. For those eligible, treatment for sick and injured animals is free of charge. Other services are provided but at cost price rather than for profit. Although the nearest centre to us in Bury, there is a team of dedicated volunteers, who will collect your pet, take it for treatment and deliver it back home to you. There can be no excuse for this kind of behaviour towards any animal. Would you kindly consider donating the odd coppers on the end of your payslip to them, as every penny counts in this more than just cause. Please call 0800 0199 155 for details and note that, even this call is free. Thank you. woolywords
  • Score: 2

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