A DOG is on the mend after being discovered close to death by the side of a busy Fenland road.
The female lurcher-type dog was found by Outwell woman Paula Redman by the side of the A1101, near the Emneth turn-off.
Mrs Redman had initially believed the animal was a fox and had stopped to see if it was still alive. She was shocked to discover it was in fact a dog.
The brindle-coloured dog, who was emaciated and extremely dehydrated, had some cuts on her front paws but no other injuries and had a piece of blue rope tied around its neck.
Mrs Redman rushed the animal to Paddons Vets in Wisbech who kindly took her in. A spokesperson from Paddons said the dog was extremely thirsty and very thin and the superficial cuts on her paws may have been caused by her trying to escape somewhere. She was not microchipped.
After being treated for dehydration and having a couple of days of rest and food at the vets, she was taken to Tejaycey Kennels, in Cox’s Lane, for rehoming.
Mrs Redman thanked Paddons for their help and said: “How anyone could have starved and abandoned the poor creature is beyond me.”
• Anyone who is interesting in rehoming the dog can contact Tejaycey Kennels on 01945-583177 or Caroline at Ravenswood Pet Rescue on 0844-5555987. You can also visit Tejaycey’s website at www.tejayceykennels.co.uk