Posted: Thu 18th Feb 2016

Dog tied to a fence at Colwyn Bay is looking for a home

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016

It was a picture that touched people’s hearts back in December. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A photograph of ‘Harry’, as he’s been named, who was found tied to a fence on Llanrwst Road near Colwyn Bay in December, was seen by thousands of people on social media and via the local press last year. He was found with a red harness and lead, but didn’t have a microchip or identification. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The RSPCA were notified and he was placed in the charity’s care. A press appeal was issued, but frustratingly we were not able to find out what had happened. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tens of thousands of people shared the picture on social media at the time, many of which could not believe Harry, a brindle and white unknown crossbreed, had just been left on his own. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh said: “Harry is very friendly and such a lovely dog. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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“Unfortunately we were unable to find out why he was found tied to the fence on that day. We thought he could have run off or got lost from his owner and someone found him and tied him to the fence. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’d like to thank everyone who got in touch and who shared the post on social media.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

RSPCA Bryn-y Maen Animal centre manager Victoria Williams said Harry – who is aged around 12 months old – deserves a new loving home with people who will love and cherish him. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Harry has a lot of energy and bounces around our exercise field like a spring lamb,” she said. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“He’s still so happy go lucky even after what happened. He would best suited to a family with secondary school children and a perfect match would be with an owner who can give him plenty of exercise. Harry is good with other dogs, but he will need further socialisation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you can offer Harry a forever home please get in touch with the Bryn-y-Maen animal centre on 0300 123 0745 or by emailing brynymaen@rspca.org.uk.“We love Harry’s cheeky personality and we know there is a perfect owner out there for him. If you think you can give Harry the life that he deserves then please get in touch with us.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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The centre is open between 11am and 4pm everyday, except Wednesdays. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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