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Everyone loves a happy ending - cruelty dogs are improving
8:00am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
TWO dogs subjected to ‘shocking’ cruelty have found a happy home after being taken in by an animal lover.
Jet and Tye, two Stafforshire Bull Terriers caged in a dark room for two years, are now enjoying life with new owner Siobhan Williams in Great Sankey.
She said: “They are two extremely happy, loving dogs, exactly as they should be.
“They love to chase a ball, to play and to cuddle.
“I have other animals and they all get on really well - they are the sweetest dogs you could meet.”
Siobhan volunteers with the RSPCA and Warrington Animal Welfare and has fostered other animals.
She offered to have Jet and Tye after they were seized from former owners Karen and John Anderson of Kingsway South, who kept them locked in a cage 22 hours a day for two years.
Now called Greg and Piddy, both were given intensive care at Beech House Veterinary Centre, Wilderspool Causeway.
They were neutered, had fur treatment and took antibiotics.
Siobhan said it had been a ‘long road’ to help them recover.
“I saw them seven days after they were confiscated.
“They couldn’t walk, were very emaciated, nervous and fearful of everything.
“They would huddle together and lie on top of each other “They were drinking their own urine, but still wagging their tails and happy to see people.”
Despite being ‘in the worst condition of any dog’ Siobhan has owned she was determined to help them recover.
“It was a long road to get them better,” she said.
“I started with eight meals a day, and short walks to the corner of the street.
“I just had to start again with them and now they are both really happy.”
Mr and Mrs Anderson were banned from keeping animals for 10 years at Halton Magistrates Court earlier this month.
They also received 18 week prison sentences, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to animal cruelty.
Warrington Animal Welfare is the charity that found a new home for Greg and Piddy.
It paid the vet bill for the Staffys after they were seized by the RSPCA, and it will continue to cover any further vet costs.
Trustee Jan Thornton said: “It is very hard to find a new home for two Staffordshire Bull Terriers in that condition that are 10 and 12, but Siobhan was very kind and took them in.
“They were in a shocking state, they really needed food.
“To keep two dogs locked in a dark room is at the top in terms of scale of shock.
“The least we can do is pay the vet bills, because it’s the least those two dogs deserve.”
To find out more about the charity go to to warringtonanimalwelfare.org.uk or call 748637.
To donate text NUET29, followed by the amount you want to give, to 70070.