‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

Two abandoned Labradoodles
The dogs were found at the side of a road and in an abandoned building in Scotland (Picture: SWNS)
Several Labradoodles have been found at the side of a road in Scotland with their fur so matted they could barely see. Ten dogs were found in total, with several of the animals ‘roaming loose’ by the side of the A68, near Jedburgh, while others were found inside an abandoned building on August 22. Animal welfare officers at first struggled to identify their breed as their coats were so matted.

Members of the public had already tried to round the dogs up, and had successfully put three of them on leads.

The animals were described as being ‘scared’ at first, but later calmed down after being rescued by the Scottish SPCA and Arthurshiel Rescue Centre.
Rescuers found ten dogs with fur so matted they could barely see roaming by the side of a road of the A68 near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, while others were found inside an abandoned building. See SWNS story SWSCdogs. Rescuers found ten dogs with fur so matted they could barely see roaming by the side of a road. Some of the animals were roaming loose by the side of the A68 near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, while others were found inside an abandoned building. Animal welfare officers found it difficult to identity what breed the dogs were because of their matted coats, but have now confirmed they are labradoodles. The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) and Arthurshiel Rescue Centre helped with the rescue on Saturday (August 22).
The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)
Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.

‘They are so matted that at present it’s difficult to tell exactly what breed they are but we think they are some sort of poodle cross.

‘The dogs were also filthy and emaciated. They are nervous around humans and don’t know how to walk on leads.

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Rescuers found ten dogs with fur so matted they could barely see roaming by the side of a road of the A68 near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, while others were found inside an abandoned building. See SWNS story SWSCdogs. Rescuers found ten dogs with fur so matted they could barely see roaming by the side of a road. Some of the animals were roaming loose by the side of the A68 near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, while others were found inside an abandoned building. Animal welfare officers found it difficult to identity what breed the dogs were because of their matted coats, but have now confirmed they are labradoodles. The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) and Arthurshiel Rescue Centre helped with the rescue on Saturday (August 22).
Animal welfare officers at first struggled to identify their breed (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS)
Rescuers found ten dogs with fur so matted they could barely see roaming by the side of a road of the A68 near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, while others were found inside an abandoned building. See SWNS story SWSCdogs. Rescuers found ten dogs with fur so matted they could barely see roaming by the side of a road. Some of the animals were roaming loose by the side of the A68 near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, while others were found inside an abandoned building. Animal welfare officers found it difficult to identity what breed the dogs were because of their matted coats, but have now confirmed they are labradoodles. The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) and Arthurshiel Rescue Centre helped with the rescue on Saturday (August 22).
Members of the public had tried to put some of the dogs on leads (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS)

‘We’d like to find out who these animals belong to and how they came to
be in the area.’

The Arthurshiel Rescue Centre confirmed that none of the dogs had been micro-chipped.

All the animals have now been taken to an SSPCA centre.

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