Giving dogs a second chance

142003a'Molly the Alsatian making a good recovery with Katie Glenwright of Cliff Top Kennels'Picture by Neil Silk'12/05/14
142003a'Molly the Alsatian making a good recovery with Katie Glenwright of Cliff Top Kennels'Picture by Neil Silk'12/05/14
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A dog rescue charity at Burniston is appealing for funds to help it care for dogs who have been abandoned, neglected and mistreated.

Cliff Top Kennels Re-homing Centre cares for dogs like Molly, pictured, who arrived in February and is one of the worse cases of neglect staff have ever seen.

Not only was she severely malnourished and had extensive hair loss but there was a large open wound in her side and she had severe infections in both ears.

“It was a very sad case of neglect by a human being on a dog and we will remember Molly for a long time,” says Cliff Top’s Jackie Magson.

“Despite her condition and being in a lot of pain, she behaved beautifully in the vets.”

Shockingly, Molly weighed just 23.5 kgs which is approximately two thirds of the recommended weight of a healthy female Alsatian.

Throughout the next few days she was checked on very regularly. She was extremely quiet and spent most of her time laid in her soft bed. Daily she received several small meals of high quality food and responded well.

Molly is now on the mend, but she is just one of many dogs and cats that have arrived over the years at Cliff Top.

Jackie added: “It’s very rarely the fault of the dogs - it’s the owners who are to blame. We pick up the pieces for these dogs to give them the care and support they need until a loving home can be found for them.

“Thankfully through many fundraising events and the generosity of the public we have been able to look after and care for them until new homes can be found.” To enquire about adoption or make a donation, please call (01723) 870456.