GINGER the abandoned Sheltie has brought the world’s attention to Bridport.

She is being looked after the Woodlands Farm Kennels while efforts continue to trace the people who dumped her in Weymouth.

Newspapers, radio and TV interest has focused on the kennels after an exclusive story in the Dorset Echo on Saturday about Ginger’s plight.

Footage of the eight-year-old Sheltie being left on the roadside by three men in a blue Mazda or Kia car has been beamed around the world.

Mary Bull, who runs the Woodlands Farm Kennels, said she had been inundated with offers of help.

She said: “We have had calls from as far away as Falkirk, Wales and all over the UK.

“You name it and we have had calls from there. I even spoke to a man who is offering a reward for any information leading to a prosecution.”

Ginger was abandoned by three people in a car in Weymouth last Thursday afternoon.

One man led her away from the car as if he was taking her for a walk. He then left her, returned to the car which drove off.

The cruel act was caught on CCTV and witnessed by staff at BMT Defence Services on the Granby Industrial Estate.

The Bridport News’ sister paper the Dorset Echo first carried the story before it was followed up. Ginger has appeared on the front and page three of the Daily Express as well as in titles such as the Daily Mail, the Times, Daily Mirror and the Sun.

She has appeared on Sky News, Channel 5, Daybreak, ITV and the BBC.

Her story has also been covered by websites and papers overseas, including the Canadian Press, Herald Sun in Melbourne, the Australian Courier Mail and Emirates 24/7.

Dog warden Ian Lewis, from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, is still trying to find who dumped Ginger.

He said: “We hope that people are going to start coming forward.

“I am going to ask the police to enhance the video to see if we can identify the number plate.

“We are still looking for the people and will act when we have some information.”

He added: “I have spoken to the RSPCA and they say if we can get details regarding the owner they will prosecute.”

Retired policeman Lyndon Bishop from South Wales has offered a £1,000 reward for information about the man who dumped the dog.

He said: “I’m prepared to offer £1,000 if someone has information of the offender. Hopefully we’ll catch him. He’s obviously neglected the dog. I can’t imagine how anyone can do it.”

Contact Mr Bishop at or call the Bridport News on 01308 455905 if you know who abandoned Ginger.