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Emaciated dog finds happiness

An emaciated dog who has passed from owner to owner has finally found happiness at his new home, after being rescued by The Mayhew Animal Home.

When officers first discovered ten year old Labrador and collie cross, Ben, he was emaciated and living in poor conditions.

Three months later, with the help of The Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officers, staff and vets, Ben has transformed into a healthy, happy dog and has even landed himself a loving home.

Ben was first alerted to the attention of The Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officers when his owner came forward for help as they were struggling to look after him properly.

Unfortunately his owner was in a vulnerable situation, and was living in run-down conditions and was unable to offer the proper food, care and medical treatment Ben needed.

The owner said that they were worried he needed urgent medical attention, and could not take him to the vets and pay for the treatment themselves.

The Mayhew’s head of Animal Welfare, Gillian Notton, said: “We are so glad that Ben has now fully recovered and that we were able to find him a loving forever home.”

“At The Mayhew we help hundreds of people in crisis situations every year. We absolutely encourage people who are having problems looking after their pet to get in contact with us so we can see what we can do to help; we do not judge anyone and are here to help the animal.”

As soon as he was fully recovered, neutered and ready for adoption, Ben found a home straight away.

Ben’s new owner, Eileen Barker, said: “Ben is indeed quite lovely and has become an integral part of our family – the grandchildren adore him too!”

For more information visit www.themayhew.org.

 

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