Woman found an unexpected guest on her porch abandoned by a stranger caught on camera
On September 7, a woman found a dog on her front door after someone abandoned it. The animal was left at the home in Flamstead, Hertfordshire at around 11 p.m.
CCTV footage from the woman’s home show’s a man wearing a white cap and dark clothing knocking on the property before leaving the dog behind.
Late on Friday, a woman heard a knock on her front door and when she went to investigate she found a dog abandoned on her front porch. The dog was injured and just sitting on her front porch.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. She contacted the RSPCA, and inspector Phil Norman came to collect the canine.
While she was waiting for Norman to arrive, the woman decided to review the security camera footage from her front yard. That’s when she realized that the camera had recorded the entire incident.
“The man can be seen walking up the drive with the dog, onto the doorstep, and then turning around to leave the dog behind,” Norman said in a press release. “He appears to be dressed in dark clothes with white trainers and a white baseball cap on,” he added.
The dog, which is estimated to be around 4 or 5 years old, is a greyhound mix. It was taken to the vet and was named Snow White.
It was discovered that Snow White had a severe open fracture on one of her hind legs. She’s recovering at the RSPCA’s Putney Animal Hospital in London.
The clinical manager at the hospital, Amanda Rooney, said Snow White was in the best place to help her recover. However, they still feared that she may lose her leg.
Rooney said, “Snow White has a nasty open fracture to her hind leg and the bone is sticking out, it’s awful. We’re hoping to save the leg by repairing the break with a metal plate but we’re concerned about the infection so it’s touch and go at the moment as to whether she may need an amputation.”
The bone break was said to have all the signs of injuries suffered by dogs being used for illegal hare coursing. Rooney explained that the canine was on painkillers and they were performing further x-rays and tests.
She shared that “Snow White’s such a sweet, gentle, friendly dog and it’s heartbreaking to think someone could coldly dump her in the middle of the night in such a state. Thankfully, she’s safe now and is in the best place.”
She promised that the dog will be given all the love and care they can give until she heals. Then, the next step will be finding her a new home.
The RSPCA released a still from the CCTV as it launched an investigation to track down the man in the image. Anyone who recognizes the man in the footage or the dog was urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.