Pudding was found by a concerned passerby on his way to work at 6:30 a.m. in Plymouth, England, tied up and left alone in the pouring rain. His coat was in such horrible condition that it was impossible to know what kind of dog he was. He was just a big ball of tangled fur, waiting for someone to rescue him.
Inspector Sarah Morris of the RSPCA was the first to come to Pudding's aid after the passerby called for help, and she couldn't believe her eyes. "The state Pudding was in when I first saw him was so sad, but it also made me so angry that someone had neglected him so much already, just to dump him on Christmas Eve," Morris said in a press release. "He was soaking wet. We had torrential rain during the night and he had just been left out in it, tied up. I felt so sorry for this poor little chap."