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Starving Greyhound fights way back to health

Friday, 20th January 2012

A Greyhound that was found starving in Lanarkshire has been nursed back to health with plenty of dog food and some pet medication.

Now called Charlie, the dog was found in Chatelherault Country Park on December 10th. He was taken to the SSPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre to be taken care of.

Lorraine Alba, assistant manager of the centre, said, "Charlie's condition was dreadful when he first arrived in our care and he looked very sad.

"He was extremely thin and covered in painful, untreated sores all over his body.

"However, after a month in our care he has put on 5kg in weight and his injuries have almost completely healed."

Charlie is now ready for rehoming and Ms Alba added that he has a very sweet and gentle nature and is a genuinely loving animal.

It is illegal to cause an animal unnecessary suffering and anyone caught doing so can be banned from owning animals for life.