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Breed club offers helping hand following discovery of abandoned dogs on remote road

PUBLISHED: 18:00 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:08 18 October 2018

The dogs were discovered in Norfolk. Picture: RSPCA

The dogs were discovered in Norfolk. Picture: RSPCA

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One of the oldest breed clubs in the world has extended a helping hand after the horrifying discovery of a large group of dogs dumped on a remote road.

The Newfoundland Club UK, which is recognised by the Kennel Club, first became aware of the incident after a post on social media went viral.

It comes after seven dogs - believed to be either Newfoundland types or Newfoundland crosses - were found abandoned on Creake Road, in Syderstone , with bloodshot eyes and smelling, matted fur on Monday October 15.

News of a second incident soon followed, and the RSPCA issued another appeal for information after four Newfoundland dogs, two cockapoos and two Lhasa-apsos were found dumped eighty miles away in the village of Redmile, between Nottingham and Grantham, in Leicestershire, on the same day.

The dogs were discovered in Norfolk. Picture: RSPCAThe dogs were discovered in Norfolk. Picture: RSPCA

Kirsteen Farrar, chairman of the club, said they had been inundated with offers of help from the public and had made contact with the organisations currently looking after both groups of dogs.

“We have been in touch with the vets where the dogs were initially treated and with the RSPCA to offer both practical support and financial assistance with the short term and long term care of these dogs,” she said.

The Newfoundland Club operates a welfare scheme across the UK and takes into their ownership and care a number of dogs each year. They are able to offer foster homes at short notice and currently have a waiting list of checked and inspected homes for dogs in need.

Jessica Craske discovered the dogs in Creake Road in Syderstone. Picture: JESSICA CRASKEJessica Craske discovered the dogs in Creake Road in Syderstone. Picture: JESSICA CRASKE

Ms Farrar added: “The Newfoundland Club takes responsibility for any dog that comes into our welfare scheme for the life of the dog, even though they are nearly always placed in family homes. We ensure dogs are not kept in a kennel environment.

“Over the years we have had significant experience in rehabilitating dogs such as these and are keen to help in any circumstance.”

The club is supported by a network of members who help with transport and grooming. Activities include regular fundraising to be able to provide ongoing funding for long term veterinary care should the need arise.

Jessica Craske discovered the dogs in Creake Road in Syderstone. Picture: JESSICA CRASKEJessica Craske discovered the dogs in Creake Road in Syderstone. Picture: JESSICA CRASKE

- Visit www.thenewfoundlandclub.co.uk for further information about The Newfoundland Club.

- Anyone with information about either the Syderstone or Redmile incident is asked to contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.

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