People have hit out at a pet owner who abandoned their dog and tied him to a lamppost.
The white boxer was found looking like the saddest dog in the world by local resident Graham Dobson, 43, on Thursday morning in Hull.
Dobson, who described the dog as ‘real nice’ and ‘friendly’, took him in and gave the pet water and food before calling for the dog warden.
A picture of the sad-looking dog in Scott Street has caused outrage in Hull and several people have offered to adopt him.
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Commenting on a Facebook post about the dog Pamela Jones said: ‘B******* whoever they are!! What a beautiful boy he is, I hope he finds a loving forever home poor little mite didn’t deserve this.’
Gladys Shearsmith said: ‘Why would anyone do this poor little thing?
‘I hope someone will give him a good home and love him and find the t**** who dumped him at the side of the road.’
On Thursday, Dobson described the dog as looking ‘sad and scared’ and explained that other people had told him he had been tied up for more than an hour.
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He said: ‘It was heartbreaking to see he had been left and how upset he was, as he was a real nice dog and so friendly, just really scared.
‘I came to work in the morning and found the dog tied up on the main road looking sad and scared.
‘I got told by other people that he’d been tied up for more than an hour, and I fed and watered him as he’d been left with nothing and then called the dog warden to pick him up.’
Adam Read was quick to praise Dobson for his quick-thinking which potentially saved the dog’s life and said: ‘Hats off to Graham Dobson, well done that man. Pets are for life.’
Many have reacted with anger for the owner’s decision to dump him on the side of the road.
Emma Jane Simpson said: ‘They should of taken him to a rescue centre. The staff wouldn’t have judged them at all am sure they have heard most reasons why people can’t keep their pets!
‘Poor dog, better chance of going to the right home if owners left details i.e. good with cats; not great with kids etc! K*** h****.’