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Update on ‘Moana’ the emaciated dog found in Moor Nook

Posted on - 16th May, 2024 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Charities, Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
The stray dog has been named Moana Pic: RSPCA Preston
Moana the female pocket bully. Pic: RSPCA Preston

The RSPCA in Preston has shared an update on an emaciated dog named ‘Moana’ which was found in Moor Nook in February.

They shared the update on their Facebook page which said she is ‘doing fabulous,’ slowly reaching her ideal body condition and putting on weight.

The female pocket bully was found with cropped ears after a concerned call from a member of the public, she was taken to the animal centre in Ribbleton where she is currently being cared for by staff.

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The RSPCA shared some before and after photos to mark Moana's progress. Pic: RSPCA Preston
The RSPCA shared some before and after photos to mark Moana’s progress. Pic: RSPCA Preston

A spokesperson for the RSPCA Preston and District Branch said: “Now Moana is slowly reaching her ideal Body condition, she is back with us working on some training to get her ready for finding her forever home.

“We wanted to thank you each and every one that helped donate food and jumpers to Moana when she arrived as well as your continued support.”

They also shared some before and after pictures of Moana to show the ‘wonderful progress’ she is making.

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When she arrived, Moana weighed 16.8 kg (37.03 pounds) and was given a body condition score of two out of nine by the vet who examined her.

Warning, the pictures below may be distressing for some readers

Moana is putting on weight after following a feeding plan. Pic: RSPCA Preston

Ashleigh Kay, centre Manager said: “Moana was in a very vulnerable condition when she was brought into us, she was clearly malnourished and very hungry, it was an upsetting sight.”

However, after following a careful feeding plan and getting lots of attention, Moana is making progress.

Anyone who can help the RSPCA’s investigation can contact the inspectorate appeal line on 03001238018 quoting incident number 01228034. 

Those who would like to donate to Moana’s care can do so via the Preston & District branch’s website.

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