Discarded like rubbish – read Skip’s story

Skip has gathered a great deal of interest following his discovery near some bins in Gloucester. The tiny pug puppy, estimated to be around 13 weeks of age when he was found, appeared to have been abandoned. He was blind in one eye and the other was bulbous, ulcerated and clearly painful. Skip had no strength in his little legs and was immediately admitted to our partner vets.

We are delighted to report that Skip has indeed recovered some vision in his eye and is thriving in his new foster home. We have worked closely with the Inspectors and Media to raise awareness of cases such as Skips and of course, to raise funds toward his costly vet bills. Skip’s story has featured on Radio Glos in February and ITV west country news.

13-week-old pug, Skip was been given a suitable name after being thrown away like rubbish in freezing, wintry conditions to face a life of blindness. RSPCA Inspector Thea Kerrison said: “He is the sweetest little thing and just eleven weeks old. Sadly, the vet discovered he had just one eye, and we initially thought he would be permanently blind in this eye, which is very bulbous and cloudy. It’s now hoped the eye can be saved, and hopefully with it, Skip’s sight. “It is such a cruel thing to do to just discard an animal who is desperately in need of help. To think a puppy in such a shocking condition was just thrown away is heartbreaking.” Anyone with information about Skip and the person who dumped him should call the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. The Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home are also holding a funding appeal to help pay for skip’s extensive treatment and care. Donate here

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