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Inspiring: “Battle-wounded” dog fights back after being dumped

Casper the white dog saved from starvation
© Last Chance Hotel Animal Rescue & Rehome, Cornwall UK – Facebook

A dog thrown over the six-foot fence of a shelter in Merseyside by his neglectful owner is recovering well at a foster home. Meet the brave and happy Casper.

By Nick Whittle , 30 Jan 2020

On the night of Halloween last year volunteers at one of the homes of Rescue Me Animal Shelter heard a car pull up outside. They watched a man step out of the car carrying a scrawny white dog and in an instant throw the dog over the gates of the home. Shelter workers rushed to the aid of the dog. By the time they arrived the car was gone.

They were horrified by what they saw: a dog, its body wracked by cruelty and neglect.


Of the driver they saw and heard no more news, but he was not their concern. The dog, now nicknamed Casper, needed urgent treatment for malnourishment and signs of neglect.

Wrote the shelter on its Facebook page: “This poor old boy has just been dumped over our 6 foot gates. Emaciated, battle wounded, pressure sores and over grown nails.

“Luckily he doesn't appear to be injured from being thrown but we suspect the vet will find other issues from chronic neglect when he gets seen. He is safe now and we will spoil him rotten...everyone meet Casper.”

Road to recovery

Casper's treatments have been ongoing since he first arrived unceremoniously. He has been, by the admission of the home, spoiled rotten and cared for as though he were one of their pets. Public donations have helped greatly.


By hard work and perseverance the team at Rescue Me Animal Shelter has transformed Casper and returned him to how he might have looked before he fell into the hands of an unworthy owner.

In the middle of January, Rescue Me updated Casper’s journey with news that he was being looked after by a Cornish shelter called Last Chance Hotel Animal Rescue & Rehome.

Last Chance posted on Jan 14th, “A bit of a 'stare and compare' moment with our Casper :-) The lovely Peggy Colclough took some stunning photos, but all will be revealed soon...

“Casper thrives to this day because of the amazing team at LCH... and all those wonderful people who have supported us.

With Casper fully recovered he was (last week) still available for adoption. If you are interested in giving Casper a better home then you should fill in an LC pre-assessment application form.

Want to adopt but not sure what to expect? Here's everything you need to know about adopting a rescue dog!