Shepherd called the 8-year-old dog he abandoned, Brandy.
The dog — renamed Ginger by those who found her — is being cared for at Woodlands Farm Kennels in Bridport. Hundreds of offers for adoption have poured in, but no decision will be made until the right family is found for her.
The Daily Express also states, “Neighbours said Mr. Shepherd [is]… described as ‘dirty, skinny, with long, lank hair’ with a large ‘red wine stain’ birth mark on his face and ‘a Jesus complex’.”
As suspected from watching the CCTV video, Shepherd had accomplices in his cowardly deed. The driver was identified as Jenny Hadfield.
According to The Sun, Hadfield stated, “OK, I was behind the wheel of the car. I was driving. I didn’t ask for all this trouble. It’s my friend Shep’s dog, not mine, but I was there.”
She is also quoted as saying, “I’m very sorry. I’m just glad the dog was found. I’ve never been in trouble before. I’m petrified.”
According to reports, Shepherd was on holiday with friends last week — Hadfield, her ex-husband and another friend — when he apparently decided to dump Brandy. It was one of Shepherd’s friends seen exiting the car with Brandy, who then led her to the grassy lot. He then re-entered the car and left the lame dog sitting while she watched the vehicle drive away.
BBC reports the RSPCA is conducting an ongoing investigation and cannot discuss details, but a spokesperson said, “We have received information about a possible owner and we are following it up.” We are also reviewing the CCTV footage to progress the inquiry.”
This is good news for Ginger (aka Brandy) and those with a desire to see justice for her.
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please note: the dog pictured is not Brandy