Dog found drowning in River Trent rescued and on the mend

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

- England -

On Monday, January 6, a witness found a dog drowning in the River Trent at Farndon near Newark.

The woman was able to haul the pup to safety.

Police said the furbaby, a female Belgian Shepherd, had a carrier bag containing a large rock tied to her lead when she was found.

NottinghamshireLive reports that the RSPCA is collaborating with the police on this investigation.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “We have found the dog was microchipped in 2010 and her name is Bella and she is aged 10.” “Bella is now in the care of a vets having treatment following her ordeal.”

Nottinghamshire Police immediately launched an investigation and later that day a 32-year old man and 31-year old woman were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty offences.

Names and pictures have not been released.

A few hours ago, the Nottinghamshire Police wrote in their Facebook post: “Two people arrested in connection with a report of a dog that was rescued from the River Trent yesterday have been released under investigation, as a multiagency investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery continues.”

The post continues to say: “Anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage that may help the investigation is asked to calle[d] the force on 101, quoting incident 103 of January 6.”

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Pictures via Nottinghamshire Police

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