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Starving dog abandoned outside pub

The Argus: The severely emaciated rottweiler abandoned outside a pub The severely emaciated rottweiler abandoned outside a pub

A starving dog was tied up and abandoned outside a pub in freezing conditions.

The RSPCA has released CCTV footage of the moment two women tied up and left the “severely emaciated” rottweiler outside the Crown Hotel in Littlehampton.

An RSPCA inspector described the animal, later named Hero by pub staff, as one of the thinnest dogs he had seen, as the charity appealed for help to catch the pair.

The dog weighed less than half his normal body weight when he was abandoned by the women, one of whom was believed to be heavily pregnant.

Will Jenkins, who lives in a flat above the pub, raised the alarm at around 8.30pm last Wednesday when he heard a dog barking in the courtyard at the back of the pub.

He said: “It was just after 8pm and at first I just thought it was a dog belonging to one of the regulars.

“It was only about 25 minutes later when I went to take my own dog for a walk when I spotted it.

“At first I didn't realise the condition it was in and I went into the pub to ask who owned it as it was a cold night.

'Awful condition'

“It was soon clear it didn’t belong to anyone and when I went back I saw the awful condition it was in.


“I’ve never seen a dog in such a bad condition before.

“It was awful.

“We immediately got in contact with the RSPCA and dug out the CCTV footage. Hopefully they will be able to trace the owners.”

Inspector Tony Pritchard rescued the animal and took him to a vet where he is being cared for.

He said: “This poor dog was completely emaciated, one of the thinnest dogs I have seen.

“A male adult Rottweiler should weigh 50-60 kilos.

“This dog weighed just 22 kilos. He was simply starving and now all he wants to do is eat.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234999.

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12:48pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Crystal Ball says...

****. And that is not referring to the dog...
****. And that is not referring to the dog... Crystal Ball
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1:00pm Wed 12 Dec 12

clubrob6 says...

Well the two that left te dog are equally to blame,surely they should be easy t catch and brought to justice.Everyone knows each other in that area so i hope they do the right thing and report these two womn t the police.
Well the two that left te dog are equally to blame,surely they should be easy t catch and brought to justice.Everyone knows each other in that area so i hope they do the right thing and report these two womn t the police. clubrob6
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1:09pm Wed 12 Dec 12

KarenT says...

Doesn't look "heavily pregnant" to me - just some fat old low-life trout. WHY? Soooo easy to take to a rehoming centre. But instead leave a starving emaciated dog in the cold. In fact that's why they didn't want to take it to a rehoming centre - too ashamed of the fact that the dog was severely underfed and they feared they would be charged with cruelty. The two fat ladies clearly didn't have any difficulty buying food to stuff their own greedy gobs. I pray that someone recognises these revolting people and reports them to the RSPCA.
Doesn't look "heavily pregnant" to me - just some fat old low-life trout. WHY? Soooo easy to take to a rehoming centre. But instead leave a starving emaciated dog in the cold. In fact that's why they didn't want to take it to a rehoming centre - too ashamed of the fact that the dog was severely underfed and they feared they would be charged with cruelty. The two fat ladies clearly didn't have any difficulty buying food to stuff their own greedy gobs. I pray that someone recognises these revolting people and reports them to the RSPCA. KarenT
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1:23pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

I hope some mad animal activists trace and torture these fat repulsive women.

I also hope they die in a fire.

Sorry argus, please ban this post, but I find it cathartic to express my anger in such a way.
I hope some mad animal activists trace and torture these fat repulsive women. I also hope they die in a fire. Sorry argus, please ban this post, but I find it cathartic to express my anger in such a way. Algeria Touchshriek
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1:46pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Rocco10 says...

Poor dog. But now he'll get the class of owner he deserves, rather than a couple of tramps.
Poor dog. But now he'll get the class of owner he deserves, rather than a couple of tramps. Rocco10
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2:11pm Wed 12 Dec 12

KarenT says...

I would like to change two words in my previous post. I was being kind calling them "ladies". The word I'd like to use won't see the light of day. And I also said they'd be too "ashamed" to take the dog to a rehoming centre. Not ashamed, just simply bricking it that they'd get in trouble! They have no shame.
I would like to change two words in my previous post. I was being kind calling them "ladies". The word I'd like to use won't see the light of day. And I also said they'd be too "ashamed" to take the dog to a rehoming centre. Not ashamed, just simply bricking it that they'd get in trouble! They have no shame. KarenT
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2:43pm Wed 12 Dec 12

qm says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
I hope some mad animal activists trace and torture these fat repulsive women.

I also hope they die in a fire.

Sorry argus, please ban this post, but I find it cathartic to express my anger in such a way.
I don't often subscribe to your views but am with you on this one ;)
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: I hope some mad animal activists trace and torture these fat repulsive women. I also hope they die in a fire. Sorry argus, please ban this post, but I find it cathartic to express my anger in such a way.[/p][/quote]I don't often subscribe to your views but am with you on this one ;) qm
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3:14pm Wed 12 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

upon conviction of these two trollops ill donate £50 to the rspca in patcham!!
upon conviction of these two trollops ill donate £50 to the rspca in patcham!! funkyyoyo
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3:14pm Wed 12 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

and if i win the lotto tonight it goes up to £100000
and if i win the lotto tonight it goes up to £100000 funkyyoyo
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3:23pm Wed 12 Dec 12

kevbha says...

all i can see is two fat **** abandoning a poor helpless puppy on a cold night lets hope the puppy remembers them and and bites them someday
all i can see is two fat **** abandoning a poor helpless puppy on a cold night lets hope the puppy remembers them and and bites them someday kevbha
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5:30pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Roundbill says...

Kev, I'm pretty sure that only happens in fairy tales.
Kev, I'm pretty sure that only happens in fairy tales. Roundbill
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6:03pm Wed 12 Dec 12

KarenT says...

Roundbill wrote:
Kev, I'm pretty sure that only happens in fairy tales.
There's nothing funny about this story, but THAT is funny! :D
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Kev, I'm pretty sure that only happens in fairy tales.[/p][/quote]There's nothing funny about this story, but THAT is funny! :D KarenT
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6:56pm Wed 12 Dec 12

All 9 of me says...

the funniest thing about this story is the usual suspects writing the same old bullshine
the funniest thing about this story is the usual suspects writing the same old bullshine All 9 of me
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6:59pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

The more I think about this the more it angers me. These fat, repulsive in-bred hogs are worried about their warmth even though they are grossly over weight. They worry about it so much they wear 80's style puffer jackets IN PUBLIC! So we are clearly dealing with classless and mad witches. Whilst the poor hound is just left shivering, unloved and unfed (I envisage these monsters probably even ate dog food, such is their gluttony)

I really hope these beasts have a horrible Christmas waiting for the "knock on the door" and then get beaten up. I also hope they NEVER breed (though looking at them, only a rabid animal would consider doing them, to be honest)

Hopefully, the Argus will stick to the story until they are caught then publish their full details and address so every mad person can take turn to burn them.

Sorry to rant, but I love big dogs and hate animal abusers probably more than I hate brussle sprouts, and I really hate them.

I will match the £50 donation if they are caught.
The more I think about this the more it angers me. These fat, repulsive in-bred hogs are worried about their warmth even though they are grossly over weight. They worry about it so much they wear 80's style puffer jackets IN PUBLIC! So we are clearly dealing with classless and mad witches. Whilst the poor hound is just left shivering, unloved and unfed (I envisage these monsters probably even ate dog food, such is their gluttony) I really hope these beasts have a horrible Christmas waiting for the "knock on the door" and then get beaten up. I also hope they NEVER breed (though looking at them, only a rabid animal would consider doing them, to be honest) Hopefully, the Argus will stick to the story until they are caught then publish their full details and address so every mad person can take turn to burn them. Sorry to rant, but I love big dogs and hate animal abusers probably more than I hate brussle sprouts, and I really hate them. I will match the £50 donation if they are caught. Algeria Touchshriek
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7:06pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Hove Actually says...

I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what?

They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS.
Merry Christmas to every one of you.
I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what? They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS. Merry Christmas to every one of you. Hove Actually
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7:12pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Hove Actually wrote:
I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what?

They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS.
Merry Christmas to every one of you.
Fact. They have tied a starving, cold dog up and left it.

Even if it was no their dog, any decent huiman being if found in possession of such a poor animal would have a moral duty to take it to the RSPCA, police or a vets.

Hove Actually, even in the remote case they were not the owners, they is such a huge moral impact, they deserve to die a horrible death.

And if it was their dog, there are umpteen crimes committed.

Merry Christmas to you too, you uncaring, animal hating person.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what? They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS. Merry Christmas to every one of you.[/p][/quote]Fact. They have tied a starving, cold dog up and left it. Even if it was no their dog, any decent huiman being if found in possession of such a poor animal would have a moral duty to take it to the RSPCA, police or a vets. Hove Actually, even in the remote case they were not the owners, they is such a huge moral impact, they deserve to die a horrible death. And if it was their dog, there are umpteen crimes committed. Merry Christmas to you too, you uncaring, animal hating person. Algeria Touchshriek
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7:17pm Wed 12 Dec 12

KarenT says...

Hove Actually wrote:
I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what?

They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS.
Merry Christmas to every one of you.
It takes starving an animal for weeks for it to lose 50% of it's body weight. A tin of dog food costs less than 50p. In fact you can get it free if you're on benefits or hard-up for cash from the PDSA. It's a wonder the poor animal didn't die of hypothermia, given it's condition and being left in the freezing cold. Probably would've done if it weren't for the pub landlord raising the alarm. It's one thing to "be at your wits' end" struggling to look after a dog, at which point most would take it to a rehoming centre. It's entirely another to starve a dog for weeks until it becomes a skeleton and then dump it in the cold rather than drive the extra mile to Raystede or Patcham or Shoreham. Poor women, at their wits' end! Give me a break!
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what? They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS. Merry Christmas to every one of you.[/p][/quote]It takes starving an animal for weeks for it to lose 50% of it's body weight. A tin of dog food costs less than 50p. In fact you can get it free if you're on benefits or hard-up for cash from the PDSA. It's a wonder the poor animal didn't die of hypothermia, given it's condition and being left in the freezing cold. Probably would've done if it weren't for the pub landlord raising the alarm. It's one thing to "be at your wits' end" struggling to look after a dog, at which point most would take it to a rehoming centre. It's entirely another to starve a dog for weeks until it becomes a skeleton and then dump it in the cold rather than drive the extra mile to Raystede or Patcham or Shoreham. Poor women, at their wits' end! Give me a break! KarenT
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9:01pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Dama 75 says...

I hope that they will be caught and the law fall on them, as the loyalty of this poor dog does not allow revenge. Now he will have a better life, away from those two witches!
I hope that they will be caught and the law fall on them, as the loyalty of this poor dog does not allow revenge. Now he will have a better life, away from those two witches! Dama 75
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7:26am Thu 13 Dec 12

Moodycow70 says...

Unless back street breeders , internet sales of live animals and puppy farms are banned . This sort of crap will go on..... face it . people are thick .
Unless back street breeders , internet sales of live animals and puppy farms are banned . This sort of crap will go on..... face it . people are thick . Moodycow70
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8:40am Thu 13 Dec 12

9 of us says...

Heaven help us. You seen the alien like images of the 2 women. I think 'Hero' was lucky to be left and cared for by pub folk.
Heaven help us. You seen the alien like images of the 2 women. I think 'Hero' was lucky to be left and cared for by pub folk. 9 of us
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9:42am Thu 13 Dec 12

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

Hove Actually wrote:
I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what?

They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS.
Merry Christmas to every one of you.
Do you truly believe this drivel you've just come out with?
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: I do not know the story here unlike all the trolls who have considered none of the facts behind this and sanctioned the death of two Human Beings for the assumed crime of........... what? They may be at there wits end and decided to leave the dog where it would be seen and then cared for.....WHICH IT WAS. Merry Christmas to every one of you.[/p][/quote]Do you truly believe this drivel you've just come out with? Ihopenoonehasthisusername
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12:17pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Annumella says...

Ban the private breading of animals for money. Stop making animals 'fashion' statements in the media. More people should report the ill treatment of pets of all kinds to the correct authorities. The same could be said for children in this scum bag society we live in. The only thing that can be said for the poor dog is ' better late than never' they could have waited for him to die, do they have a minute shred of compassion, perhaps we should starve them to that point. They are obviously thick as........
Ban the private breading of animals for money. Stop making animals 'fashion' statements in the media. More people should report the ill treatment of pets of all kinds to the correct authorities. The same could be said for children in this scum bag society we live in. The only thing that can be said for the poor dog is ' better late than never' they could have waited for him to die, do they have a minute shred of compassion, perhaps we should starve them to that point. They are obviously thick as........ Annumella
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1:02pm Thu 13 Dec 12

whereisthe...? says...

Prevailing view -

"Oh - its only MEN who do this cos only MEN are cruel / women are compassionate / caring etc"


Reality - Um, ..nope!
Prevailing view - "Oh - its only MEN who do this cos only MEN are cruel / women are compassionate / caring etc" Reality - Um, ..nope! whereisthe...?
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7:16pm Thu 13 Dec 12

plantwoman says...

All 9 of me wrote:
the funniest thing about this story is the usual suspects writing the same old bullshine
Such as you?
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: the funniest thing about this story is the usual suspects writing the same old bullshine[/p][/quote]Such as you? plantwoman
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9:29pm Thu 13 Dec 12

PorkBoat says...

Catch this pair and turn the hoses on them!
Catch this pair and turn the hoses on them! PorkBoat
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8:12am Fri 14 Dec 12

brightonbelle1978 says...

Judging by the response from HOVE ACTUALLY I would be 100% certain that he or she has been guilty of harming animals in the past and is trying to make excuses because they can identify with these vile women who did that to an animal.

Or HOVE ACTUALLY is the disgusting owner of that dog.

HOVE ACTUALLY for comments and an opinion like that you should be the one to endure pain and suffering for 2013 and I hope that you do. Remember this when things start to go wrong for you.
Judging by the response from HOVE ACTUALLY I would be 100% certain that he or she has been guilty of harming animals in the past and is trying to make excuses because they can identify with these vile women who did that to an animal. Or HOVE ACTUALLY is the disgusting owner of that dog. HOVE ACTUALLY for comments and an opinion like that you should be the one to endure pain and suffering for 2013 and I hope that you do. Remember this when things start to go wrong for you. brightonbelle1978
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5:43pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Juleyanne says...

No Hove Actually, how utterly despicable to even attempt to justify this appalling inhumane treatment of a dog. Those responsible sicken me and need to be weeded out and severely punished. That is of course, if the vast majority of the general public don't get there first! I pray this poor frail little dog finds a fabulous loving home. No doubt this poor dog will not only need intensive medical care before he can be rehomed, but his trust in human beings who are supposed to care for him will take time to rebuild.
No Hove Actually, how utterly despicable to even attempt to justify this appalling inhumane treatment of a dog. Those responsible sicken me and need to be weeded out and severely punished. That is of course, if the vast majority of the general public don't get there first! I pray this poor frail little dog finds a fabulous loving home. No doubt this poor dog will not only need intensive medical care before he can be rehomed, but his trust in human beings who are supposed to care for him will take time to rebuild. Juleyanne
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5:51pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Juleyanne says...

PS Totally agree with other comments calling for ban on puppy farms. Always Rescue, please don't line the pockets of 'breed for profit' idiots it just fuels this cruel trade.
PS Totally agree with other comments calling for ban on puppy farms. Always Rescue, please don't line the pockets of 'breed for profit' idiots it just fuels this cruel trade. Juleyanne
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8:44pm Fri 14 Dec 12

KarenT says...

For all of you dog lovers here is a heart-wrenching, but ultimately heart-warming story of a dog that was recently rescued from a puppy farm. The most touching video I've ever watched! http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?feature=pla
yer_embedded&v=K3vyK
75-r3g
For all of you dog lovers here is a heart-wrenching, but ultimately heart-warming story of a dog that was recently rescued from a puppy farm. The most touching video I've ever watched! http://www.youtube.c om/watch?feature=pla yer_embedded&v=K3vyK 75-r3g KarenT
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