A dog found dumped and injured in Huddersfield on the day of the Tour de France is looking forward to a bright new future after it was revealed that he will be re-homed.

It’s a happy end to the tale that has gripped residents since the injured and abused staffy-type pet was rescued from Lockwood Cemetery on July 6 after he was spotted by a passerby.

Cav the dog was named after cyclist Mark Cavendish who crashed out of the Tour de France on the opening day.

Cav has now had surgery to repair a dislocated back leg yesterday which had left him unable to walk.

 

He was moved that same night to Leeds Dogs’ Trust, where it is hoped that a new owner will soon be found to give the good-natured pooch the life he deserves.

Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team Pc Sally Baines came to the help of Cav after she was notified that he had been abandoned and believes he may have been dumped after getting hurt in dog-fighting.

She and her team lured him into their car with a bag of popcorn before immediately taking him to Donaldson’s Vets.

Sally, said: “We were told that he had an x-ray where they found he had dislocated his back leg which was why he was limping and that they had successfully operated on him.

Injured dog "Cav" found dumped in Lockwood cemetery.
 

“He was due to be taken to the trust’s centre in Leeds later on in the day and they are going to try find a new owner for him which is a really happy ending.

“When we found him we couldn’t believe it. I’ve never come across an abandoned dog before and I couldn’t believe that someone would do that.

“He was a bit subdued and starving – his ribs were all exposed.”

Pc Baines revealed that they have been inundated with offers of help for the dog since news of his plight was highlighted on the Examiner website and in the newspaper.

She said: “The response we’ve had from members of the public has been amazing and we’ve had so many calls and emails offering help.

“Now that he’s being looked after by the Leeds Dogs’ Trust I’m asking everyone who still wants to help to give a donation to them in case he has to undergo further veterinary treatment.

“We are still investigating how and why Cav was dumped in the cemetery and I would appeal for anyone with information to get in touch.”

Pc Baines can be contacted via the Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing team on Facebook or on 01484 436898.

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