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Starved Staffie nursed back to health in rescue centre

Tuesday, 13th March 2012

After eating plenty of dog food, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that was wounded and starving has make a “fantastic recovery”.

Sophie the dog was found in Paisley weighing just 7kg and with sores though to have been caused by cigarette burns.

She was taken into the SSPCA’s Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre and has managed to put on almost half of her body weight in only three weeks.

Anna O'Donnell, assistant centre manager, said, "Despite the pain and suffering she's been through Sophie has shown us that she is a determined wee girl who is desperate to lead a happy, normal life.

"We've just done what any responsible owner should do and that is to provide her with a basic nutritious diet, a warm comfy bed, daily exercise and, of course, plenty of play time too."

Sophie now weights 11.2kgs and it will not be long before she reaches her ideal weight of 14kg.

Ms O'Donnell added that she is almost ready to be rehomed. She said Sophie will need a loving owner who will be able to fully house train and socialise her.

Sophie, Ms O’Donnell noted, is proof that there is no such thing as a bad Staffie, but that there are just bad owners.