A small pup was rescued last night after it was found dumped at a council depot in Ballymoney.
The pup, which has been named “Nelson” was handed into the Ballymoney dog warden by Benvardin kennels, after being brought to Benvardin by a member of the public.
Ballymoney Councillor Darryl Wilson paid a visit to the Council’s kennels this afternoon and said :
“Unfortunately Nelson was in quite some discomfort initially as he has quite a severe case of mange.
“Thankfully our dog warden has made him feel a lot more comfortable in his temporary home, he has also been taken to the local vet by our warden.
“When we went to see Nelson today it was quite obvious that he is appreciative of the care and attention that our warden and staff are giving him as his tail was wagging as soon as he seen them coming.
“Nelson will be staying with our Council team for as long as it takes for him to recover and until he is in a position to be rehomed which could be quite some time. Our warden is making enquiries to find out a little more about Nelson’s background.
“I can not thank or commend our staff and dog warden enough for the invaluable work that they are doing. The level of time, care and attention shown go far above and beyond what is expected.
“Nelson is in safe hands, happy, and on the road to recovery . I have absolutely no doubt that he will find a forever home with loving owners very soon.”