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Dog owners warned after pet is dumped in Clacton
2:00pm Friday 20th December 2013 in News
DOG owners have been warned they risk a hefty bill or prosecution if they abandon their pets in Tendring.
The warning comes after a Staffordshire bull terrier was left tied to a gate in Cranleigh Close, Clacton.
Tendring Council dog warden Allen East was called to the aid of the animal, which was micro-chipped.
Mr East managed to contact the person recorded on the chip, but she claimed she had given her pet away two months earlier – and did not know who to.
The dog was later taken to kennels and it is hoped a new home will be found for him.
“People are feeling the financial pressures of the season and find that they cannot afford their dog," he said.
“However, it is simply not acceptable to abandon them and action will be taken if we have the evidence to do so."
An American bulldog, a shar pei and a Japanese spitz have all been found dumped in recent days by wardens.
Anyone who witnesses a dog being dumped should call the dog wardens on 01255 686338.