This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member Beaulieu who was on the scene.
Kent: Abandoned pets now rescued by the RSPCA
Update: The Police, Dog Wardens & RSPCA came and have taken the two dogs and cat expecting kittens. The dogs will go to a boarding house.
The owner has made no contact with the RSPCA and the police are still looking for them.
EYEWITNESS: Tenants abandon pets
For about a week, the owners of these two dogs have not been seen.
They were my neighbours. Other neighbours haven't seem them either. Because of the soft British laws they were squatting since July and haven't paid any rent since that time. Now they appear to have disappeared leaving their dogs at the property, outside in the cold.
As far as we know they have moved to Chatham two weeks ago.
Not only have they left some their stuff in the property, but they have left their two jack russells home alone with no food and water and no one, it seems has taken responsibility for looking after them. No one has seen the owners since a week ago. They took one cat but they have not taken their other cat, who they didn't spade and is now having kittens in two weeks. It beggers belief why they left their animals.
So far, Now Public contributor Beaulieu, and other neighbours have been helping out They are are being well fed, under the legal 'Agent of Necessity'.
In fact, Beaulieu has been feeding them roast chicken (without the bones) which she was supposed to be having for dinner. Beaulieu has to make do with a boring soup tonight. On the way to work, Beaulieu stopped to buy some tins of 'Dogs Sunday Lunch': Winalot with beef and gravy. Nothing is too much for these abandoned dogs.
The report has been logged with the RSPCA and the police and are waiting to see if the owners collect them on Monday. The tenants also own a number of horses in Kent. At the moment, no one can contact them as they have new mobile numbers but we have taken a registration number of their car but it is unlikely they will update their new address so soon. They have simply gone AWOL and no one knows where they are.
The RSPCA came today in their 'discreet van' and said that they will remove the dogs after 3 days, if they can get evidence that the owners has not entered the property. They have put RSPCA cards on the property door.
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