Hunting Hound Is Abandoned In Agony After Getting His Paw Stuck In A Fence

WARNING: Upsetting Footage: Anti-blood sports campaigners came to the rescue of the dog after he was deserted by his owners

This distressing footage shows ta hunting dog left by his owners after he disappeared from a pack and ended up trapped and caught up in a fence.

Representatives from the Somerset Anti Blood Sports group met at Lyneham House near Yealmpton to discuss their ongoing protests against hunting.

But they say an uneventful day turned into a rescue operation when they stumbled across a desperate hound, abandoned by the hunt, trapped in a pheasant fence.

In this upsetting video, the animal is clearly distressed with his paw twisted leaving him with no means of escape.

Devon Hunt Sabs/Facebook

A spokesman said on the SABS Facebook page: “The hunt covered hardly any ground all day, and demonstrated very little control of their hounds.

“The method appeared to involve repeatedly standing back, watching the hounds scatter, and then spending long periods of time gathering them again in various coverts to the west of Lyneham, largely ping-ponging between Lyneham Wood, Jenny Grove and Bedpark Plantation.

“After the hunt moved off, one of our foot groups spotted a lost hound.

“As they watched, it tried to jump a pheasant fence, but its rear legs got horribly trapped as the wires twisted around its hocks, leaving it dangling, in pain and panicking.

Devon Hunt Sabs/Facebook

“No hunt anywhere to be seen, we don’t want to think about what its fate would have been if we hadn’t been there.

“SABS immediately ran into the land and tried to free it, but the animal was so panicked it bit a sab and reinforcements had to be called for.

“SABS on the scene then hailed a passing quad bike with two hunt supporters on and asked them to help, but they were more concerned sabs were trespassing than about the welfare of the hound.

“Thankfully, our other SABS then arrived and managed to free the hound.

Devon Hunt Sabs/Facebook

“It will be sore and suffered a horrible ordeal, but we hope it’ll be ok.

“The two hunt supporters didn’t even say thank you or bother checking the hound. Such lovely people.

“Our SABS were treated at A&E, wound flushed out and stitched, antibiotics given, no broken bones, thankfully.”