Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2015

New home search by RSPCA for dog left with horrific injuries in Flint badger baiting incident

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015

  • Horrific badger Flint badger baiting incident featured on TV tonight.

Who can forget those horrific pictures of a dog discovered dumped and injured on a Flint playing after a suspected badger baiting incident? ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Flint as he has been named by staff at the RSPCA, had terrible injuries when he was found in the grounds of Cornist Park Primary School Flint, including a tear to the ear, part of his nose missing, broken teeth and puncture wounds all over his body, ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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

A female adult badger was also found in a pool of blood close to where Flint was discovered prompting animal welfare charity PETA to offer a £1000 reward for information. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Now the RSPCA are looking for a loving home for plucky Flint who’s story will be featured on Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers programme tonight. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

FLINT (1) ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes said the suspected badger baiting incident was ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“abhorrent and barbaric behaviour”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Flint has certainly been through a lot but is such a friendly thing,” he said. “He is currently with the Wirral and Chester Branch and is looking for a home.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Flint’s story really highlights the gruesomeness of wildlife crime that is happening in our countryside but also to show that Flint has made it through his awful ordeal and is seeking a new home.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Manager of Wirral Animal Centre, Kay Hawthorn, said Flint has already had some interest from potential adopters. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“This boy has clearly had a difficult life but has the sweetest nature,” she said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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

“He likes to amble around and much prefers this to running. He’s great on a lead and will just plod along. Given his past history though, he can’t live with cats or other small animals but could potentially live with another dog, depending on the dog.  He won’t be suitable with younger children but over about 10 years will be fine and an owner used to dealing with large breed dogs.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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