Emaciated dog now fit, healthy and looking for new home

Monday, 5th March 2012

An emaciated dog that had been neglected by her owners has been nursed back to health with dog food and is now ready to find a new home.

Bobby, a cross breed who is between eight and nine years old, was rescued by the RSPCA in May last year. She weighed just 18.4kg when she should have been between 25 and 28kg.

The animal was also suffering from a skin condition and needed pet medication to recover from it.

However, after just a few weeks, she put on weight and is now a friendly dog with a new "lust for life".

Di Jones, deputy manager at Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, said: "It is fair to say Bobby is an entirely different dog from the one that first came into our care.

"Not only has her physical condition changed dramatically, but her personality has truly blossomed.

"Now the only thing we have to do for Bobby is to find her the perfect new owner."

Bobby’s former owners were banned from keeping pets for five years, were ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and pay costs of £750.