Hundreds offer CCTV 'dumped' Dorset dog Ginger new home


Hundreds of people have come forward offering to rehome a dog which was seen on CCTV being "dumped" by its owner.

The man was filmed apparently taking the dog for a walk before he heads back to a car which drives off leaving the pet unable to catch up due to a limp.

The footage was taken on a camera at offices owned by BMT Defence Services in Weymouth last Friday.

The dog, which has been named Ginger, was taken in by the council which will find her a new home.

The kennels said it has received interest from people across England, Scotland and Wales.

Ian Lewis, council dog warden, said: "As you can expect with the amount of interest this has drawn we have had hundreds of calls.

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Ginger has been taken in by the council which is trying to rehome her

"But we must make sure she goes to the right family and not just because they felt sorry for her.

"We won't rush into making a decision.

"She has settled into the kennels very well after being dumped and has a great personality."

The council said the RSPCA would seek to prosecute the man if he is traced.

The footage showed him getting into a rear seat of the car, suggesting at least two other people were present at the time.

The maximum sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is six months in prison and a £20,000 fine.

The man seen on the CCTV is described as white, about 6ft tall, and he was wearing blue jeans and a brown top.

He was in a blue Kia Rio hatchback.

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