By Gareth Dorrian
A tiny puppy with huge saucer eyes was found dumped in a bin meant for dog waste.
The little Labrador cross, named Georgie by her RSPCA carers, was discovered by a family who were passing by and were startled by rustling and whimpering sounds coming from the bin.
She was rescued on St George’s Day in Nottingham and took her name from England's patron saint.
Georgie (pictured) was heard crying in a bin (pictured right) meant for dog waste in Nottingham
The shocked family took the six-week-old pup to their nearby home and warmed her with blankets before contacting the RSPCA.
Georgie was shivering and extremely shaken by her ordeal.
RSPCA inspector Chris Shaw said: 'It is absolutely ridiculous that someone would dump a defenceless puppy in a bin meant for dog waste.
'Thankfully Georgie was found, but what would have happened to her if she hadn’t have been?
'She was taken to a vet for a check up and has since been transferred into the care of staff at the RSPCA Radcliffe on Trent Animal Shelter; we think she is only around six to eight weeks old.'
RSPCA shelter manager Ella Herring: 'She is very small so she is going to be fostered with a staff member rather than keep her in the kennels at the moment.
'She is coming round and her little personality is shining through, she is quite feisty.'
'She has been weaned, but we are keeping a close eye on her and she is being fed small meals little and often.
Six-week-old puppy Georgie, who was dumped in a dog waste bin in Nottingham
Georgie is pictured with Trent Animal Shelter manager Ella Herring
'Despite her terrible ordeal she is now a lot brighter and has perked up and has more energy. I just don’t understand why someone would dump her in a dog waste bin; they must have thought it was some kind of a sick, stupid joke.'
Georgie will be put up for rehoming at a later date.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Meet Georgie, the puppy found whimpering in a dog waste bin after being callously dumped on St George's Day
By Gareth Dorrian