Dog found abandoned in bushes looking for home in time for Christmas

 Bramble, a one-year-old lurcher dog who was found injured and cowering in undergrowth in Middlesbrough in October, but is now looking for his forever home after being nursed back to health by the RSPCA.
One-year-old lurcher Bramble was found cowering in a bush (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd nort)
When poor pup Bramble was found in some bushes in Middlesborough, he was injured, cold, and cowering. The pedestrian who found the one-year-old dog described him as looking ‘pitiful’, and quickly called up the RSPCA, who collected the lurcher before taking him in for treatment and rehabilitation. Bramble went on to spend weeks receiving care and recovering from an operation on his leg injury, before moving over to Great Ayton Animal Centre, where he’s now ready to find a new home.

Be Diligent about Vet Visits. “Don’t wait for the signs,” Dr. Becker stresses. Focus on “prevention first.” Pets age fast, and when it comes to illness they are programmed to mask weakness, “they’re naturally secretive.” One to two visits a year is ideal, but if you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate, and don’t self-diagnose. “In the last two years I’ve seen four or five cases where people went to the internet for help, and by the time they get to the vet it’s too late,” says Dr. Becker.

Olivia Duffill, deputy manager of the shelter, said: ‘Bramble was originally called Bang Bang but we felt he needed a new name for his new start.

‘He is doing really well and his leg has been improving every day.’

Now Bramble is back in good health, all he needs is a home with a family who’ll give him all the love and care he deserves.
Dated: 05/12/2021 Bramble, a one-year-old lurcher dog who was found injured and cowering in undergrowth in Middlesbrough in October, but is now looking for his forever home after being nursed back to health by the RSPCA. Pictured at the time he was discovered. See story North News
Bramble was emaciated and had a leg injury (Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd nort)

We’re hoping we can help him find just that in time for Christmas. Could you help?

‘He’s a beautiful dog with a lovely nature, and he absolutely loves spending time with all of our staff,’ said Olivia.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Your dog can help get you a date! One study showed that a man’s chances of getting a girl’s phone number went from 10% to 33%, just by having a dog with them. In the study, a staggering 66% of men and women would not date someone who didn’t like pets.

‘He enjoys cuddles and is becoming a real snuggle monster.

‘He’s a really fabulous dog and we’re so pleased that he’s now ready for a loving new home.’

Bramble is in need of a home with owners who will be patient with him as he settles in and recovers from his stressful experience.

He’s on a special diet to help him put on weight after his ordeal, and may need to continue this for a while when in his new home.

bramble the lurcher
After weeks of recovery, he’s ready to find a new home (Picture: RSPCA)

Any potential owners will need to fill in an application form to ensure they’re the right fit, and may need to come and meet Bramble a few times before they take him home, as he can be a bit shy around new people.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Man’s best friend? Petting a dog and gazing into their eyes releases oxytocin (i.e the “love hormone”) not only for you, but for them as well.

‘Bramble is a happy, sweet boy but he is finding kennel life really challenging,’ Olivia added.

‘He’s unfortunately starting to show signs of separation issues in the kennels.

‘We’re really keen to get Bramble into the right home as quickly as possible as we believe this will help to alleviate some of his anxieties and stress.

‘We’re really hoping we could get this set up over the next few weeks so we can get him into a wonderful home in time for Christmas.’

If you think you could give Bramble the loving home he deserves, you can download an application form through the RSPCA site here.

Make Your Own Elevated Food Bowl. You can make your own elevated pet food bowl with an $8 table from Ikea. Elevated food bowls make eating easier on dogs with arthritis and joint problems since they won’t have to bend down as much.

Do you have a story to share?

Get in touch by emailing [email protected] .