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RSPCA seeks home fit for a Princess

A German Shepherd who was abandoned in London is in the care of the RSPCA. Now named Princess, the dog is seeking a loving forever home. Poor Princess was left, tethered to a tree at the side of a busy road. A passer-by spotted black and tan German Shepherd Princess on the A2, a dual carriageway in Greenwich and summoned Inspector Anthony Pulfer.

“She was tied to a tree in a wooded area which was hidden from the road so she was hugely lucky that someone in the area spotted her,” inspector Pulfer explained. “It was dark and she was abandoned away from the main road so she could have easily gone unnoticed for days. To leave her alone, tied to a tree, in the cold and wintry weather is unbelievable. She must have been very confused and frightened to watch someone walking away from her and leaving her alone in the dark.”

Princess was taken to a vet and scanned for a micropchip, but none was found, so her details were placed on Pets Located. Currently in the care of the RSPCA’s Leybourne Animal Centre, in Kent, Princess is doing well.

Inspector Pulfer added: “Princess is lucky that she was seen and we were able to rescue her. “I’d like to hear from anyone who recognises her and may know where she has come from or from anyone who may have seen her being left in the area last week. Anyone with information which may help our investigation should contact our inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

If her owner does not claim her, once Princess has had a veterinary examination and been assessed by staff, she will be put up for rehoming. If you would like to offer Princess a home, you can contact RSPCA Leybourne on 0300 123 0751 or going to the RSPCA website.

The RSPCA sadly deals with hundreds of abandoned animals each year, many of whom have been left for dead by their owners. Last year the charity collected 1,341 abandoned dogs. If you’d like to help RSPCA inspectors rescue abandoned animals, and support their hospitals, go to

As a charity, the RSPCA relies on public donations to keep going. If you want to help them continue to carry out their vital work, you can text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).


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