Dog run over and left for dead in snow in south Wimbledon
The owners of a badly injured dog are being sought after it was mown down by a car and left for dead in the snow.
The young Saluki purebreed dog is believed to have been the victim of a hit-and-run at about 2.15pm on Sunday, January 20, before it was found on Windsor Road, at the junction with Lyon Road in south Wimbledon.
After being discovered by a dog warden, he was taken to the nearby Blue Cross animal hospital in Colliers Wood, before being transferred to their sister site in Victoria, were he is due to undergo surgery.
Veterinary surgeon, Nigel Smith, said: “He is still very shaken and disorientated, but despite his ordeal he has remained friendly and placid.
“We will operate on him to fix a complicated fracture to his front leg, and hope that over time he’ll be able to resume a normal active life.
“He is such a stunning dog, we are sure his owners must be out there somewhere and missing him terribly.”
The Saluki was found wearing a striking yellow collar, but not a dog tag with his owners contact details displayed, nor was he fitted with a microchip which means the charity cannot trace his owners.
He is believed to be about 18 months old and is described as being underweight for his age and breed.
It is a legal requirement for dogs to wear an ID tag when out in a public place, without which owners may face a fine of up to £1000.
To contact Blue Cross call 0300 777 1890.