Disgust as puppies abandoned in box

Abandoned in a box

Abandoned in a box

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Two puppies, one of which was dead, were found abandoned in a cardboard box in Wallingford yesterday.

A landscape gardener working by the Thames found the Staffordshire bull terriers, about eight weeks old, and took them to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary at Stadhampton.

The living puppy, pictured, was taken to a vet in Oxford. It is thought the other died of heatstroke and dehydration.

Assistant warden Aaron Denton said: “It is disgusting.”

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7:29am Tue 22 Jul 14

tinsel84 says...

I hope they catch the oxygen thief that did this.
I hope they catch the oxygen thief that did this. tinsel84
  • Score: 8

9:36am Tue 22 Jul 14

cornflake girl says...

Sick to the stomach, wheres the CCTV to get these people and bang them up for Animal Cruelty and hope they are NEVER allowed to own a pet again.
Sick to the stomach, wheres the CCTV to get these people and bang them up for Animal Cruelty and hope they are NEVER allowed to own a pet again. cornflake girl
  • Score: 7

12:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

King Joke says...

That little pup's face says it all - heartbreaking.

As I understand the law allows for bans on owning animals and I'd suggest this is the correct course of action here, along with some (heavily supervised) community order hours mucking out at an animal shelter somewhere.
That little pup's face says it all - heartbreaking. As I understand the law allows for bans on owning animals and I'd suggest this is the correct course of action here, along with some (heavily supervised) community order hours mucking out at an animal shelter somewhere. King Joke
  • Score: 6

3:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

cornflake girl wrote:
Sick to the stomach, wheres the CCTV to get these people and bang them up for Animal Cruelty and hope they are NEVER allowed to own a pet again.
There are not any cameras on quiet stretches of the Thames. And just maybe if there were not so many cameras in our towns, the owner would have dumped them in a prominent position where they would have been found quite quickly and neither of them come to any harm.
[quote][p][bold]cornflake girl[/bold] wrote: Sick to the stomach, wheres the CCTV to get these people and bang them up for Animal Cruelty and hope they are NEVER allowed to own a pet again.[/p][/quote]There are not any cameras on quiet stretches of the Thames. And just maybe if there were not so many cameras in our towns, the owner would have dumped them in a prominent position where they would have been found quite quickly and neither of them come to any harm. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Tue 22 Jul 14

cornflake girl says...

The New Private Eye wrote:
cornflake girl wrote:
Sick to the stomach, wheres the CCTV to get these people and bang them up for Animal Cruelty and hope they are NEVER allowed to own a pet again.
There are not any cameras on quiet stretches of the Thames. And just maybe if there were not so many cameras in our towns, the owner would have dumped them in a prominent position where they would have been found quite quickly and neither of them come to any harm.
I dont think the owner really gave a hoot, i understand what your saying just on this occasion wish CCTV had them on camera so they could be dealt with for the disgusting treatment on the poor defenceless pups, This story just broke my heart,
[quote][p][bold]The New Private Eye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cornflake girl[/bold] wrote: Sick to the stomach, wheres the CCTV to get these people and bang them up for Animal Cruelty and hope they are NEVER allowed to own a pet again.[/p][/quote]There are not any cameras on quiet stretches of the Thames. And just maybe if there were not so many cameras in our towns, the owner would have dumped them in a prominent position where they would have been found quite quickly and neither of them come to any harm.[/p][/quote]I dont think the owner really gave a hoot, i understand what your saying just on this occasion wish CCTV had them on camera so they could be dealt with for the disgusting treatment on the poor defenceless pups, This story just broke my heart, cornflake girl
  • Score: 4

10:10am Wed 23 Jul 14

xenarthra says...

In other news, thousands of PEOPLE are about to die of starvation in South Sudan. Now that is a heart-breaking story. But no, puppies sell more newspapers.
In other news, thousands of PEOPLE are about to die of starvation in South Sudan. Now that is a heart-breaking story. But no, puppies sell more newspapers. xenarthra
  • Score: -8

10:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

King Joke says...

Yes, and people are being blown out of the sky over Ukrained and in their homes in Gaza. This does not mean we should neglect animals, or vulnerable people on our doorstep. THere will always be somewhere worse off.
Yes, and people are being blown out of the sky over Ukrained and in their homes in Gaza. This does not mean we should neglect animals, or vulnerable people on our doorstep. THere will always be somewhere worse off. King Joke
  • Score: 4

10:21am Wed 23 Jul 14

xenarthra says...

King Joke wrote:
Yes, and people are being blown out of the sky over Ukrained and in their homes in Gaza. This does not mean we should neglect animals, or vulnerable people on our doorstep. THere will always be somewhere worse off.
I agree with you. Media coverage, however, is often far from representative.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Yes, and people are being blown out of the sky over Ukrained and in their homes in Gaza. This does not mean we should neglect animals, or vulnerable people on our doorstep. THere will always be somewhere worse off.[/p][/quote]I agree with you. Media coverage, however, is often far from representative. xenarthra
  • Score: 1

10:34am Wed 23 Jul 14

King Joke says...

Yes, that is true as well. Celebrity rubbish and 'human interest' stories are no substitute for news.

I find the Private Eye is invaluable, in that it gives you an idea *why* things are happening, rather than just *what* is happening.
Yes, that is true as well. Celebrity rubbish and 'human interest' stories are no substitute for news. I find the Private Eye is invaluable, in that it gives you an idea *why* things are happening, rather than just *what* is happening. King Joke
  • Score: 1

11:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

cornflake girl says...

xenarthra wrote:
In other news, thousands of PEOPLE are about to die of starvation in South Sudan. Now that is a heart-breaking story. But no, puppies sell more newspapers.
Its a local paper not worldwide news, i feel equally as sad about that. But it did'nt make news in what happened in Wallingford you moron haha.
[quote][p][bold]xenarthra[/bold] wrote: In other news, thousands of PEOPLE are about to die of starvation in South Sudan. Now that is a heart-breaking story. But no, puppies sell more newspapers.[/p][/quote]Its a local paper not worldwide news, i feel equally as sad about that. But it did'nt make news in what happened in Wallingford you moron haha. cornflake girl
  • Score: -1

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