People in Middlesex, England, were shocked to see a passing van opening one of its windows, so its passenger could throw out a pup on the street. The pedestrian could not believe what they have just witnessed and immediately rushed over to the black pug to see if she was hurt. A kind-hearted person brought the dog into a nearby pet shop to get her checked before contacting the rescue group.
Meet Peggy, the black pug!
Although Peggy was not hurt by the incident, the local RSPCA still decided to bring her to a local vet, who confirmed that the black pug has not injuries. However, she was obviously in a very bad shape and needed a lot of help from the volunteers.
According to the rescuers, Peggy was used to breed litter after litter, until her body could no longer do it anymore. She was so skinny and clearly had issues trusting people.
“Mentally you could see she was scarred too, you could see the sadness in her eyes — God knows what she’d been through for most of her little life,” Liz Wood, deputy manager at the RSPCA’s Millbrook Animal Center, said in a press release. “I suspect she’d been kept as a breeding machine to produce puppies which could be sold … for large numbers. Then, when she came to the end of her shelf life, they discarded her like rubbish. It’s heartbreaking and utterly despicable to treat a dog like a disposable object.”
Wood knew the black pug needed more than just medical help so she decided to foster the poor dog so she could give her little extra TLC.
Under Wood’s supervision, Peggy started to open up more and more each day. With the help of her foster siblings, it was only a matter of time before the dog would get comfortable with her new life.
“We’re starting to see her cheeky side now,” Wood said. “She barks when she wants food and she makes funny little grunting noises when she is pleased to see you — her whole body wags, it’s adorable! She’s such a sweet dog and will make a wonderful companion for someone.”
The black pug is still recovering from her past, but Wood is confident that the dog will soon become available for adoption.
Everyone at the shelter is happy to know that Peggy now has so much life ahead of her. The RSPCA is still looking for the people who could have done this, and will continue to fight against puppy farms and backyard breeding in general.
“This is why we need tougher regulations around the breeding and selling of dogs and we hope proposals by the government to bring in licensing and new regulations will help,” Wood said. “We’re also urging the public to consider rescuing a dog, like Peggy, instead of buying a puppy. The RSPCA has thousands of wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes, with different stories and backgrounds, waiting for their forever home.”
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Source: The Dodo