AN appeal has been launched for information about a dog that was tied up and left outside Happy Landings in Shepton Mallet.
Cindy an elderly dog was left with a very simple message attached to her, “Cindy – Master Died” she had weak back legs and an untreated skin condition.
A spokeswoman from the animal charity said: “It was late, no one was due through the gates again before morning.
“It was purely by chance that a motorist driving along the lane happened to spot something unusual in his headlights as he drove home –and cared enough to stop and alert resident staff of her plight.”
Happy Landings is an animal shelter just outside Shepton Mallet that takes in domestic and farm animals with a view to rehoming them if possible.
Cindy is a medium sized, fawn cross breed with a docked tail – staff are looking for information about her history so they can help her effectively.
The spokeswoman added: “We are guessing her to be somewhere between 12 and 15 years old, we know absolutely nothing about Cindy, her life or her medical history.
“We are appealing for any information that anyone might have about Cindy, clearly once a much loved and well cared for dog. People can give information anonymously and all information will be treated in confidence.
“We do not wish to judge, we simply wish to help Cindy and the more information we have about her, the better able we are to do this.”
Staff are urging people not to abandon animals to their fate outside the centre’s gate, whatever the circumstances may be as animals are not always found quickly, smaller animals often escape and it is important for staff know the history of any animal so they can treat and re-home according to their needs.
To give information about Cindy or ask for advice call 01749 860350.