“I banged on the door and Ms. Finlay answered,” Joynes said. “I could see Hugo, a young Dogue de Bordeaux, in the kitchen and he was extremely underweight. She admitted that she was struggling to cope and everything had got on top of her. She agreed to sign Hugo over into RSPCA care but denied any knowledge of a second dog.”
After a little pressing, Joynes was able to get Finlay to admit she had another dog, a mastiff named Vinnie, in an upstairs bedroom. As soon as the dogs were in his care, Joynes rushed them both to the vet, just in time to save their lives.