Dog's owner sought
An appeal has been sent out to help trace the owner of a dog found running lose in Newark.
The whippet was seen by a member of the public on Hawton Road, who caught the dog and contacted Newark and Sherwood District Council's dog warden Val Brown who collected him.
The identity of the dog's owner is currently unknown. The whippet was sold by his previous owner to someone in Ulceby, Lincolnshire but that is where the trail ends.
The dog is fitted with a microchip but the owner did not update the details when he bought the dog. You are required by law to keep your dog's microchip details up-to-date. Failure to do so can result in legal action and a fine of £500.
The whippet is underweight but is now being fed a light meal four times a day by Val until he is transferred to Lincolnshire Rescue Kennels. If his owner doesn't claim him he will be rehomed by them.
The dog is showing signs of neglect and Val is appealing to the public for information on the owner. "It is sad to see dogs come into the kennels in this state. We do not take a light stance on neglect and if the dog has been neglected by its owner the case will be referred to the RSPCA."
Anyone with information should call 01636 650 000 and quote reference number A6359.