Hattie, a two-year-old Staffie Jack Russell cross, was rescued after being spotted alone and tied to a fence on the side of a dangerous 70mph stretch of road in East Yorkshire close to a petrol station where the A63 dual carriageway meets the M62 motorway in December last year.
A small piece of rope had been used to tie the dog to a fence in the westbound lay-by, just before the Gilberdyke junction. After spotting the dog still tied up on the return leg of the driver’s journey the caring passer-by untied the anxious dog and took her to the charity’s East Yorkshire centre in Gilberdyke.
Jerry Green Dog Rescue took Hattie into its kennels after no one claimed her from the dog warden, where she has been looking for a new owner since.
“It’s clear that Hattie had been through a terrible ordeal when we took her into care at our centre,” said Greg Stevenson, Deputy Centre Manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire.
“The A63 and M62 junction is a very busy road with cars and lorries travelling up to 70mph throughout the day. Hattie could have easily been killed if she had become scared and broken free.
“Thankfully she was spotted by a member of the public before the worst happened and she was brought to us so we could help find the perfect home for her. We can’t thank the driver enough for bringing her to our centre – he probably saved her life.
“If anyone is struggling to look after their dog we would encourage them to come straight to us rather than leaving the animal in danger, like Hattie was. We’re a non-judgmental charity that wants to help all dogs find the right home for them.
“Hattie is a very friendly dog who loves affection; she’s great in the home but would be better suited in an environment with no other dogs. She loves going out for long walks and is OK being left alone in the day,” Greg added.
If you would like to find out more about Hattie contact the Nottingham centre on 01623 792886, or visit the centre at Warsop Lane, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 OPG between 1.30pm and 4.00pm Monday to Sunday.