Two starved dogs who were left on the streets to die prompted a surge of online support - meet them in Wisbech this weekend
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Two dogs that are among the most starved animals seen by Ravenswood Pet Rescue have caused such a stir on social media they will make a special appearance for people to meet them at the weekend.
Despite being weak Harry and Kate are friendly and loving and will appear at the rescue shop within Bambers Garden Centre at Wisbech for a half hour slot from 2-2.30pm on Saturday where people can enjoy a cuddle or donate food.
The pair are so starved that vets were able to put their hand around their backs and Harry’s eyes have sunk where the natural fat around them has been used up to keep him alive.
Since posting their story on Facebook there has been an outpouring of support for the pair who were left on the streets to die.
Fenland dog warden Caroline Trigg, who set up Ravenswood to find loving homes for animals brought into council pounds instead of being put to sleep on day eight, said: “It is heart breaking to see dogs in such a state.
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“At this time of year it brings into sharp focus the need for people to think hard before taking on the responsibility of a pet and to never buy an animal on a whim as a Christmas present.
“If you can’t afford it or worry it would be too much time and effort then don’t do it - please stop other animals ending up like this pair.”
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Ravenswood has foster carers across March and Wisbech.
Foster carer Shelley Ridgeon said: “Money is tight and people don’t always do the right thing. Sadly this is the case for Harry and Kate who are only two years old and terribly neglected and starved.
“Their bodies were riddled in fleas and dirt. Both have anaemia due to blood loss from fleas.
“Harry and Kate have arrived with us at the end of a very bad week where one of our tiniest dogs, Dobbie, a teacup chiahua cross, died unexpectedly.
“Dobbie was dumped at just a few weeks old as he had problems with his skull not fusing and was on value to his breeders. ”
To meet them or donate food or gifts pop along to the Ravenswood shop on Saturday. There is a particular appeal for Chappie wet dog food as Kate will only eat this.
Donations can be paid direct to Terringtons Veterinary Centre, Ravenswood’s website or dropped to 17 Estover Road, March.
Unwanted Christmas gifts will be gratefully received at the Ravenswood shop in the new year. All money goes towards upkeep of the dogs in their care.