Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2015

Great News! Flint the lurcher cross caught up in terrible badger baiting incident has a new home

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 14th, 2015

Some great news from the RSPCA – the dog discovered dumped and injured on a Flint playing after a suspected badger baiting incident has been found a new home.

Following extensive veterinary treatment ‘Flint’ as he’s been named by staff at the RSPCA has gone to a new ‘forever home’

Flint was found with shocking injuries in the grounds of Cornist Park Primary School Flint, he had torn ear, part of his nose missing, broken teeth and puncture wounds all over his body, a dead badger was found close by in what police believe was a badger a baiting incident.

The male lurcher cross has had to endure two tail operations, have six teeth removed and weeks of pain relief after he was found.

His shocking story featured on Channel 5’s Dog Rescuers programme a couple of weeks ago prompting a touching response on social media by comedian turned Holywood actor Ricky Gervais who tweeted to his 9.8million followers  “how can anyone hurt a dog – Flint was still wagging his tail despite his abuse”

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The animal welfare charity PETA put up a £1000 reward for information leading to the conviction fo those responsible for the alleged baiting offence, to date nobody has been charged with any offences relating to the case.

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Manager of RSPCA Wirral Animal Centre Kay Hawthorn who’s team cared for Flint during his recuperation said:

“This boy has clearly had a difficult life but has the sweetest nature,

He’s adores human company and loves nothing more than just spending time with people and having some attention.

We wish Flint and his new owners all the best in the future”

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