Dog seized in hare coursing raid adopted by family

A dog seized by Lincolnshire Police during a hare coursing operation is getting a new lease of life.

It was seized following a hare coursing incident at Deeping St Nicholas in February.

She had been abandoned in the middle of a field on a cold wintry day.

As she had been abandoned, she was classed as a stray and so officers were able to pass her on to a local rescue charity soon afterwards.

She is now called Ruby and is living happily with her shaggy friend.

Ruby with her new family Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Not all the dogs that police encounter are in as good a condition as Ruby when officers first encounter them. A dog that was recently seized by Lincolnshire sadly needed veterinary care when it was discovered to have a broken jaw and damaged teeth.

This dog is believed to have been injured after 'badger baiting' Credit: Lincolnshire Police

It is believed the injuries are consistent with the dog being used in badger-baiting. Police will continue to care for this dog while legal proceedings are taken against their owner.

Chief Superintendent Mark Housley said: “The seizure of dogs is a powerful and proportionate tactic.