See the disgusting conditions a helpless mastiff puppy called Bull was left in by his cruel owner – but now he looks the picture of health
- Bull, a one-year-old Bull Mastiff, was abandoned with no food or water for 12 days
- Dog was left tied up in a filthy shed in the backyard of a Western Australia house
- RSCPA contacted owner who said she was on holiday and returning days later
- She never arrived 12 days later as rangers continued to feed and hydrate Bull
- They eventually took the dog from her and she was fined just $5,000
A woman was fined just $5,000 after abandoning her one-year-old dog in a filthy yard without food and water for 12 days.
Bull, the young Bull Mastiff, was left alone and tied up in a dark and rubbish-infested shed in the backyard of a house in Western Australia while the 40-year-old female owner went away on holiday.
Neighbours alerted the RSPCA to the abandoned dog after hearing his cries.
Even after being contacted by the animal charity, the woman still refused to return home, forcing authorities to eventually take the dog.
A woman was fined just $5,000 after abandoning her one-year-old dog Bull (pictured) in a filthy yard without food and water for 12 days
Neighbours alerted the RSPCA to the abandoned dog after hearing his cries after being left tied in a disgusting, rubbish-filled shed in Western Australia
RSPCA Western Australia managed to track the 40-year-old woman down, who was on a holiday in Perth and wouldn’t be returning back until June 2.
She said she’d had Bull at her property in Narrogin since he was a puppy.
Bull was living in disgusting conditions, tied up in a filthy backyard with a dirty food bowl and no water.
Rangers weren’t legally able to seize Bull initially because he hadn’t been abandoned for long enough, so they returned every day to give him water and food.
The woman still hadn’t returned 12 days after the RSPCA first called her so they decided to take Bull with them.
He is currently with RSPCA WA and is awaiting his forever home.
Rangers weren’t legally able to seize Bull initially because he hadn’t been abandoned for long enough, so they returned every day to give him water and food
Bull is now on the mend with RSPCA WA and is awaiting his forever home in fighting fit health
The charity’s Inspector Manager Kylie Green said Bull would have died if they hadn’t been alerted to his abandonment.
‘It is not OK under any circumstances to abandon your animals,’ she said.
‘If Bull hadn’t been reported, he would almost certainly have died from thirst and hunger.
‘It’s even more baffling the offender didn’t do the right thing and surrender Bull to the RSPCA on one of the many occasions the inspector made that suggestion—she was still happy to just leave him there.’
She said people must seek appropriate care or accommodation for the pets in the lead up to the holiday season.
‘Please, if you’re heading off over the summer and not taking your pets with you, make sure arrangements are in place for your animals to be looked after properly, preferably by a pet sitter or reputable boarding facility.’
The RSPCA are urging people to be vigilant if they see signs of animal mistreatment, abandonment or abuse and immediately call animal care.