SOME of the nine dogs that were abandoned in a such a bad state they could not see or stand have been taken to the RSPCA animal shelter the Stubbington Ark.
The poodle-crosses – named Sian, Dave, Faye, Justin, Kate, William, Maria, Martha and Mavis – have been split across three centres for recuperation and have moved to Ashley Heath, the Stubbington Ark, near Fareham and Mount Noddy near Chichester.
The dogs remain in the overall care of Winchester City Council after they were found abandoned last Wednesday at Alresford, Morestead Road, Owslebury and Upham.
At the rescue centres the RSPCA will continue to build up the dogs’ strength, socialise, train and exercise them until they are well enough to go to new homes. This is expected to take several weeks.
People interested in adopting one of the dogs should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Cllr Jan Warwick, from Winchester City Council, said: ‘The plight of these animals has touched the hearts of many. The council continues to put the welfare of the dogs first – that is our top priority.’
Anyone with information about the dogs’ owner should call 01962 840222.