A DOG left injured and abandoned in South Tyneside is on the road to recovery.
The greyhound was found in Follingsby Lane, West Boldon, in a bad way on Monday night.
He was taken to an emergency vets for treatment by dog warden Lisa Scott, and later transferred to King’s Road Veterinary Practice, in Southwick, Sunderland, where he was named Bentley by the vets looking after him.
After seeing pictures of Bentley on Facebook, people visited the vets to make donations towards his recovery, handing over around £2,000 so far.
Now, it is hoped that Bentley will make a full recovery and find his happy ending at a new home.
A spokesman for King’s Road Veterinary Practice said: “He seems to be settling into his new environment very well. It’ll take a few days for him to adjust after all of the trauma that he’s endured but he’s set up to have a lovely little life from now on.
He’s being well looked after and receiving all of the treatment he needs and we’re hoping to find him a loving new home.King’s Road Vets
“He is recovering and it’s still early days but we’re hoping he’s going to make a full recovery.
“He’s being well looked after and receiving all of the treatment he needs and we’re hoping to find him a loving new home.”
Miss Scott, a self employed night-time dog warden, said she was shocked by the way Bentley had been treated.
She said: “A gentleman found him lying on the side of the road very badly injured and called the council, who called me to go and pick him up.
“As soon as I saw him, I thought he’d been used for bait. His body was covered in dog food, it was all around his collar and neck, and the lad that found him said he had string hanging from his collar with dog biscuits tied to it.
“King’s Road have been fantastic with him.
“The people who would treat him this way and just abandon him are disgusting – they turn my stomach.
“This dog shows nothing but affection and for people to treat him that way is just appalling.”