Rescued Hartlepool lurchers star in new TV show
A pair of lurcher cross dogs who were rescued by the RSPCA after they were found to be suffering with a bad skin condition caused by fleas are appearing on TV.
The latest episode of The Dog Rescuers on Channel 5 features Bruce and Daisy, from Hartlepool, who were signed over into the care of the animal charity when their owner could no longer look after them.
When Inspector Clare Wilson arrived to collect the dogs, who are believed to be aged around four, and take them for a vet check-up she found they were balding due to a skin condition caused by fleas.
She also found that Daisy, the female of the pair, had only recently given birth to pups and needed treatment to prevent mastitis.
Clare said: “It is good that we have managed to resolve it quite quickly. It is not good for the dogs that someone is living away from them and just attending once a day.
"I don't know what would’ve happened to the dogs if we hadn't got them signed over.
Both dogs were treated for the skin issues and began to thrive in RSPCA care.
Comedian Alan Davies hosts the series as it follows RSPCA officers as they are out on the road saving dogs from cruelty and neglect.
The episode will first broadcast on Tuesday, June 15, at 7pm and is also available on catch up on My5
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care, visit the www.rspca.org.uk website or call on 0300 123 8181.