Appeal for information after blind puppy found dumped

27 days ago

An appeal for information has been launched to find the person who dumped a blind puppy amongst trees in the Llanerch area of Llanelli yesterday.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s dog warden service was called into action after the puppy was found by a member of the public.

He is thought to be around 10-weeks-old, has a rare condition known as microphthalmia and has no eyes. He is also likely to be deaf.

He is currently being cared for by one of the council’s dog wardens who has looked after him overnight.

A foster home is being arranged through organisations the council works with.

Robert Williams, Principal Environmental Health Officer, manages the dog warden service.

He said: “This dog had been dumped in trees in Llanerch Field and left. One of our dog wardens picked him up and took him to the vet to be checked over. Given his age and condition our warden took him home and is caring for him until we arrange a suitable foster home.

“We did have concerns that other pups in the same litter may have been born with the same condition, so we have re-visited the whole area to check if any other pups had been dumped but thankfully no other dogs have been found.”

Cllr Philip Hughes, Executive Board Member for Public Protection, added: “This is an extremely cruel case, and we’d like to know who could have done this.

“We are very grateful to Brendan, our dog warden, who has gone above the call of duty to care for the puppy overnight.

“Despite his rare condition, we hope that he will have a good life with a new owner who will give him the care and support he needs.”

  • Do you have any information about who could have dumped the puppy? Call 01267 234567 or email publicprotection@carmarthenshire.gov.uk