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Cruel owners abandoned this suffering Lurcher

PUBLISHED: 15:40 12 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:41 23 August 2010

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THE neglectful owners of a dog found with an agonising skin disease have been blasted by the RSPCA. Inspector for the charity Vikki Dawe was called to Sun Hill, Fawkham, after the female lurcher was found roaming wild near Hazelwood Farm on April 30. Sh

THE neglectful owners of a dog found with an agonising skin disease have been blasted by the RSPCA.

Inspector for the charity Vikki Dawe was called to Sun Hill, Fawkham, after the female lurcher was found roaming wild near Hazelwood Farm on April 30.

She said: "You just have to look at the photo of this dog to imagine the sort of discomfort she would have been in due to her skin condition.

"Thankfully, she is now in RSPCA care and is getting the vet treatment she needs and when she is better we will find her a loving new home."

The dog was taken to Leybourne animal centre just outside Maidstone and is recovering well following treatment from a vet.

Inspector Dawe warned that such behaviour could land pet owners in serious trouble.

Miss Dawe added: "It is an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal and anyone found guilty can face up to six months in prison and or a fine of up to £20,000,"

"This dog was suffering unnecessarily as skin conditions are simple to treat if they are taken to a vet soon enough."

Anyone with any information on who the dog belonged to is asked to contact the RSPCA anonymously on 03001234999.

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