Dorset

Three questioned by RSPCA over 'dumped' Dorset dog

Three people have been interviewed by the RSPCA after a man was seen on CCTV "dumping" a dog in Dorset.

A man was filmed in Weymouth on 17 September apparently taking the dog for a walk and then leaving the animal, unable to catch up due to a limp.

Two men and one woman, all from Lancashire, have been questioned. It is believed one of the men is the owner.

The RSPCA said it was still investigating before passing the case to prosecutors.

Prison sentence

Image caption Ginger will be rehomed following hundreds of inquiries

An RSPCA spokeswoman said an inspector was collecting evidence from a range of sources in order to build a case.

Hundreds of people have come forward to rehome the dog, which has since been named as Ginger.

Woodlands Farm Kennels in Bridport - where Ginger is being looked after - said it had received interest from people across England, Scotland and Wales.

A spokeswoman said Ginger had started to "come out of her shell".

The footage showed the man 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.

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