A happy tail: Starved Bruce nursed back to health

A SEVERELY emaciated dog, whose wasted frame shocked Recorder readers when we featured a picture of him, has made a full recovery thanks to some TLC at a foster home.

Black-and-white Bruce was found wandering Main Road, Romford, on January 16, by a concerned motorist and rushed to a Gidea Park vets’ for urgent medical attention.

The Staffordshire bull terrier had lost around half of his bodyweight, and his ribs and backbone poked painfully through his fur.

A rescuer suspected the dog had been tied up and deliberately left to starve.

But the two-year-old is now the picture of health – and ready to be re-homed – after being nursed back to health by staff at Hornchurch Pet Services, a charity based in Victor Close.


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“He is already almost unrecognisable from the bag of bones we found,” said charity founder Donna Evans. “He has a fantastic nature and although still a little nervous of situations at first he loves people. He is also mixing well with a quiet greyhound and lively Staffordshire bull terrier in the foster home.”

Potential owners are being urged to come forward and give the dog a home.

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If anyone can help with a home or donations please contact rescuers on: www.hornchurchpetservices.co.uk or enquiries@hornchurchpetservices.co.uk or 07523180744

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