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Woman Caught Abandoning Her Sick Dog At The Groomer's After Using Fake Name

Woman Caught Abandoning Her Sick Dog At The Groomer's After Using Fake Name

Prepare yourselves for this one, it's going to tug at your heartstrings. Why in the world wouldn't it hit you in the feels when you read about a sick dog being abandoned? Yep, another person not realising that they don't deserve their pet pooch.

Now police are searching for this eye-patch wearing woman after she took her poorly bulldog to a groomer in Massachusetts last week.

According to the MailOnline, staff at the Secret Garden Pet Resort claim that the woman identified herself as 'Melanie Wichester' when she came in to drop off her dog, who she said was called 'William Katz'.

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Once the woman left the groomer's, she never returned - and now the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) are searching for her.

Credit: WCVB
Credit: WCVB

The woman dropped William off on 23 August and staff found that he was covered in pressure sores, suffering from skin, eye and ear infections.

According to CBS Boston, 'Melanie Wichester' was a made-up name with police unable to find it on their database.

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Credit: WCVB
Credit: WCVB

The woman can be seen on CCTV walking up to the reception counter before looking around several times.

She has been described as Caucasian and is seen in the video wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, an eye patch on her right eye and her raid hair pulled back into a ponytail.

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She is believed to be in her mid-40s and is about five-feet-six-inches tall.

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The dog is still at Secret Garden Pet Resort and will be transferred to Long Island Bulldog Rescue, which provides 'education, prevention, intervention and adoption services to ensure that all English Bulldogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes,' according to its website.

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Credit: WCVB

Tragically, abandoned pets are a subject we read about only too often - only a fortnight ago the story of six-year-old Hunter emerged, after he was returned to an animal shelter.

The tragedy is that the poor creature obviously knows what is happening to him - dogs have an uncanny way of spotting these sorts of things - and is absolutely devastated that his owners have left him all alone.

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Hunter has now been adopted after spending a period of time at the Houston Humane Society in Texas.

The shelter later posted: "We have exciting news! Our sweet Hunter has found his forever family! Thank you to everyone that took the time to share his story. And thank you especially to Larry, David, and Dolly for opening their hearts and home to Hunter."

We hope William Katz's outcome can be as positive as Hunter's.

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Topics: Dog, US News, Community, Animals

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]