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Shell-shocked dog is found abandoned in Stafford phone booth

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dumped in a phone box in Stafford.

The brindle and white female bull terrier cross, thought to be around three years old, was found inside the phone box in First Avenue in the early hours of Monday.

Inspector Nayman Dunderdale received a call at around 5am to say a dog had been left inside the phone box.

It was tied to the outside of the phone box with a pink dressing gown rope.

She was left with a pink padded sheet and a yellow sheet which were also inside the phone box.

The dog was collected by Inspector Dunderdale and then taken to RSPCA Gonsal Farm Animal Centre in Shropshire.

She has been named Roma and staff at the centre said she appeared to be shel-l shocked from her ordeal and will need some time to settle in.

Inspector Dunderdale said: “This is the first time I have been called to collect a dog from a phone box and it was an unusual sight.

“She was a little grumpy and not surprisingly frightened when I collected her. Whoever left her had thought about keeping her comfortable but at the same time it just isn’t acceptable to dump an animal in the cold and expect someone else to pick up the pieces.

“I would appeal to anyone who may recognise this dog, or who knows who her owner might be to contact me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

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