A dog that made headlines around the world  after she was found  in a field with a bag of food and a note saying ‘I don’t need a dog’, has recovered from her heart breaking ordeal with plenty of TLC from her carers at Dogs Trust Leeds – and is now ready to find her forever home.

Tessa, the 12-year-old Terrier Cross, was discovered in a field in the early hours of the morning on the site of a car boot sale in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. It is understood Tessa’s owner had moved abroad and unable to take Tessa with her, had left her to be cared for by a neighbour. However, the neighbour then found they could not look after Tessa and left her in the field with food, water and a note explaining the circumstances – and stating that they didn’t need a dog.

Tessa was fortunately found by South Yorkshire Pet Ambulance and taken to Dogs Trust Leeds by Goodlife Dog Rescue, where she has since received lots of TLC and has been enjoying all the home comforts she deserves with Dogs Trust Leeds’ foster carers.

Amanda Sands, Dogs Trust Leeds Rehoming Centre Manager says:

“The poor girl has been through such a lot but she is obviously very resilient and she has settled really well in her foster home. Although we would like to think that a dog is always for life, for so many different reasons people find that they can no longer keep them. If that’s the case, whatever the reason someone has to give up their dog, we would strongly urge them to never abandon them as it puts them at great risk and through unnecessary stress.”

On arriving at Dogs Trust Leeds the Old Age Pooch was immediately checked over by the vet and although in general good health, was found to weigh 14.4kg, approximately double her ideal weight. She was put on a special weight-loss programme and is enjoying short walks with her foster family and getting a spring back in her step.

Amanda continues:

“Given her age and her experience we feel she has recovered really well.  She is a sweet girl who likes a cuddle and is now looking for somewhere to rest her paws in her old age. We are absolutely delighted that we’ve had the privilege of looking after her and are now hoping she finds her special someone who will love her and care for her for the rest of her life.”

Tessa is looking for an adult only home. If you think you could offer Tessa her ideal home, please call the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit them at Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL. www.dogstrust.org.uk

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