Meet Tessa the doggie, who was found tied up in a field with a ‘I don’t want a dog’ note written by her new owner who dumped her just days after taking the dog in. She used to belong to Yvonne Radcliffe, a 76-year-old lady who recently moved to Canada. She didn’t take her pooch with her worrying the doggie would be too old to survive the flight. The woman left her beloved dog to her neighbor whom she had known for 9 years.
Radcliffe’s son Paul Edwardson, 38, who found out about Tessa after seeing a Facebook appeal, commented: “[The neighbor] told her that he had always wanted a dog… that he was “building a run for her” and was “so happy to have her”.
“When I rang my mum and told her [about Tessa], she immediately started crying her eyes out. She kept repeating “what has happened to my dog?”
The man added: “There has been no remorse from the neighbour at all. There has to be much tougher punishments for this kind of offence.
Luckily, Alan Webster, who runs the South Yorkshire Pet Ambulance service, was fundraising at the car boot near the field where Tessa was left that day. He rescued the poor doggie and now she is being looked after by the animal rescue volunteers.