However, the man clearly found the responsibility of pet ownership to be too much and, instead of taking the dog to a shelter to be rehomed, decided to leave the dog in a nearby field, with a bowl of water and a bag of food and the note.
It [Tessa] was already there at 5am when we arrived. They had a blanket down which was wet through and chances are it had been there all night - maybe even all weekend. [...] It's totally, totally wrong that someone's abandoned an old dog like this.
He knew straight away that he had to help the elderly dog and generously gave the canine his breakfast to help warm her up.
Mrs. Radcliffe's son, Paul, discovered what had happened to Tessa after seeing a Facebook post about her. He alerted his mother, who was heartbroken to hear how her beloved dog had been neglected.Tessa is incredibly lucky to have been found when she was and by just the right person. She has since been transferred to the Dog's Trust shelter in Leeds where she is just waiting to find her forever home.
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