Police and paramedics were rushed to the scene at Carr Lane (Picture: Google)A three-year-old boy has died after a suspected dog attack in Rochdale this afternoon.Greater Manchester Police have said a criminal investigation has been launched following the attack.
Ashton’s fur was severely matted when he was found abandoned (Picture: RSPCA) Poor Ashton was not in a good way when he arrived at Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (Picture: RSPCA) Ashton had to have fur equivalent to 10% of his body weight shaved off by vets (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA Inspector Ryan King said given Ashton’s poor eyesight it was ‘not surprising the poor dog’ was ‘too terrified’ to move from where he was abandoned.
Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.
The decision to take Alfie to the vet rather than taking him home to Richard’s partner Kate and their children, was met with outrage (Picture: Bring Alfie Home)Greater Manchester Police initially said the force’s hands were tied due to legal issues, and there was no further action that could be taken to return Alfie from his new owners, Wigan Today reported.
RSPCA animal collection officer Kelly Nix rushed the emaciated dog to the charity’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, but feared the worst the moment she saw the discarded pet.Tragic dog with huge football size tumour (Image: RSPCA)ACO Nix said: “When I first saw her I could tell she was in a bad state.