Staff from Wirral Council kennels are appealing for help to reunite a puppy with its owner.
The dog was brought into the kennels by ambulance staff after its owner went into hospital after collapsing in the street while out walking the dog on Hind Street in Birkenhead on Monday, May, 20 at around 5pm.
The dog, a male, aged around six months, has been nicknamed ‘Ernie’ by the kennels staff and volunteers from the Friends of Birkenhead Council Kennels group as they don’t know his real name.
Councillor Brian Kenny, Wirral Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Ernie is only young so being in kennels is not best for his welfare, so it’s important we try to reunite him with his owner or find him a more settled home soon – he has been at the kennels for three weeks already.
“The staff were given a phone number when the dog was brought in, but they’ve not been able to contact the man who collapsed and attempts by the police and ambulance service to trace him have also not been successful.
“So we are broadening out the appeal either for the owner himself to get in touch or for anyone who might know what happened to him to let us know so we can make plans to get Ernie back into more appropriate accommodation.”
If you have any information,contact the kennels on 0151 606 2003.