Dog abandoned near Emirates Stadium had to have eye removed

12:54 29 November 2012

Mr Bean had to have his eye removed as a result of injury, but is now on the mend.

Mr Bean had to have his eye removed as a result of injury, but is now on the mend.

Archant

An abandoned dog found dangerously close to the train line near Emirates Stadium had to undergo surgery to remove one of his eyes.

The terrified Jack Russell terrier was spotted covered in dirt, grease and blood by a passer-by inches from the line beside the Arsenal ground in Holloway on November 14.

After being picked up by the dog warden, the terrier was taken to the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria for treatment, where staff named him Mr Bean.

Mark Bossley, Blue Cross chief vet, said: “His right eye was very badly damaged, which was the result of an old injury.

“It was lacerated, which would have been caused by a sharp object, perhaps a cat scratch or barbed wire, and his lens was also damaged beyond repair. The best thing for Mr Bean was to have surgery to remove his eye.”

Mark added: “We’ll never know what happened to Mr Bean but it’s possible that whoever owned him couldn’t afford to pay for the vet bills, so he was abandoned.”

Mr Bean is just one of thousands of pets who end up abandoned and left to fend for themselves every year. Blue Cross has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of stray and abandoned pets at its rehoming centres in the last four years.

Mr Bean, who is around six or seven years old, has now recovered from the surgery and is now at a Blue Cross rehoming centre waiting to find a loving home.

n If you think you could offer Mr Bean the new home he deserves, visit www.bluecross.org.uk to find out more

Related articles

Latest Stories

52 minutes ago
The potentially lethal pills were sold as impotence, slimming and anti-smoking aids [Photograph by Met Police]

A 62-year-old man from Hackney and a 34-year-old man from Barnet have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering as police try to smash a gang that sells deadly pills across the world.

Read more
Messages being spread on social media about a terror threat on the Tube are a hoax, say police (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Messages claiming a ‘terror threat’ was about to hit London Underground and urging people not to get the Tube this morning are a hoax, say police.

Read more
The Respect Party posted this photograph of Mr Galloway on Twitter after the incident  [Photo from @ukrespectparty/Twitter/PA Wire

]

Controversial MP George Galloway has been beaten up in Notting Hill’s Golborne Road in what police suspect was a religiously-motivated attack.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

Amy Winehouse's second album became a classic

Are you an Amy Winehouse superfan?

Read more
I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more