A King Charles Spaniel who was abandoned at a property with two other dogs when their owner went on holiday is now loving life in his forever home in Nottinghamshire.
Star, the 10-year-old spaniel, was rescued by the RSPCA after the dogs were found in the back garden of a property without food and suffering from poor health.
The owner had gone away on holiday without providing any care for their dogs, and leaving their health conditions untreated.
They only had access to an outbuilding via a small cat flap but this was full of discarded items and junk.
They were all rescued by the RSPCA and rehomed from RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham.
Star’s owner, 88-year-old Betty Lipman from Redhill in Nottinghamshire fell in love with him as soon as she laid eyes on him at the centre.
The summer is the busiest time for the RSPCA and the animal welfare charity sees a huge peak in the number of reports about dumped animals in the summer months.
What can I do if I'm struggling to look after my pet? The RSPCA offers this advice:
- Ask friends and family for help.
- If you're going on holiday and there is no one around to care for your pets, try using a boarding facility.
- Contact your vet about payment plans, discounts or vouchers for neutering or any other treatment needed.
- Get in touch with local rehoming charities for advice.