Charges over CCTV 'dumped' Ginger the dog in Dorset

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Two people have been charged after a dog was caught on CCTV apparently being dumped in Dorset.

The footage, taken in Weymouth on 17 September, appears to show someone taking the dog for a walk and then leaving the animal.

Jenny Hadfield and Michael Hartley, who are alleged to have been in the car but are not the dog's owner, have been charged under the Animal Welfare Act.

The pair, from Lancashire, will face Weymouth magistrates on 9 December.

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Ginger will be rehomed following hundreds of inquiries

The dog's owner was interviewed by the RSPCA but has not been charged.

The dog, named Ginger, was taken to a rescue centre after it was found.

Hundreds of people have come forward to rehome the pet.

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

Ms Hadfiled, 55, is from Briary Court, Clayton Brook, Preston, and Mr Hartley, 54, is from Daisy Meadow, Clayton Brook, Preston.

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