Thousands raised for abandoned Moffat dogs

The dogs are being cared for at Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue. Credit: Lost dogs D&G

More than £12,000 has been raised for the animal charity that rescued six dogs that were abandoned in Dumfries and Galloway.

They were found in Moffat after a farmer killed four other dogs after reports that some sheep had been killed.

The dogs were rescued by Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre with them expected to be in the care of the charity for the foreseeable future.

Since then more than 340 people have donated to the charity with thousands raised.

The six dogs have subsequently been named Toffee, Brodie, Glen, Rae, Charlotte, and Meadow.

Posting on social media Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre said: "By now we are sure you have all heard about the dogs picked up in Moffat at the weekend. We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has already donated to help us cover the cost of caring for these dogs.

"They have been with us a few nights now and are slowly coming out of their shell. We appreciate all the interest but they could be with us a while before they will be ready for rehoming."

Lee Herron, of Lost Dogs Dumfries & Galloway, said: “Sunday was a challenging time securing the six loose dogs. However it was a community effort between the police, ourselves and the local community.“From the moment we all became aware of their plight, it became priority to get them safe and secure and off the roads.“Everyone rallied round by helping keep traffic and walkers to a minimum while we built trust with the dogs and managed to secure them.“The local police, the community in the area and everyone watching their story unfold as it happened have been incredible. The support has been amazing.“The dogs have been taken to the local rescue centre, where most strays from the region go, and now they need time to decompress, get over what they’ve been through and start to settle.“They deserve to have everything they need after what they’ve been through and thanks to the donations coming into the group Lost Dogs Dumfries & Galloway hopefully we can make sure that happens.“Everyone has been so generous - the kindness shown to these six dogs now is so heart-warming. It’s been a horrible situation for them all and so traumatic - if only they knew how much love is being shown to them now through the kindness of strangers."

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