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Ollie has gone from emaciated to overweight

Emaciated Ollie was so skinny you could see every bone in his body - but now he’s on a detox as he’s been making the most of food!
A starving dog who weighed half of what he should have has put on so much weight in his new home that he now needs to go on a diet!

Lurcher Ollie was found staggering around a field in Stainforth, on the outskirts of Doncaster, on 11 December. He weighed just 15.6kg and every bone in his body was visible.

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Rescue dog Bolt

Three year old Bolt has been at Battersea since early October, after his owners could no longer care for him.

Loneliest dogs at Battersea have their say - thanks to children


Primary school children are helping to give some of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s loneliest dogs a voice.
Battersea’s four loneliest residents have been constantly overlooked, so the world-famous shelter has enlisted some young helpers to get them noticed.
Children, aged six to eight, have put themselves in these dogs’ paws and written ‘when they grow up’ pictures and letters from the dogs’ perspectives.
Meet the Battersea dogs, dreaming of a grown-up life beyond kennel walls…

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Ella the leaping Lurcher

Ella the Lurcher is now full of beans and feeling happy after five weeks in the care of the RSPCA. You could say she's jumping for joy. She's bounding around, and looking far better than when she was found, abandoned, very underweight with lots of fur missing.

The future's looking bright for Ella.

The future may not be as happy for the person who abandoned her, tying her to a fence in Laburnum Grove in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on the 9th of February.

The charity is still appealing for information in relation to the man seen in CCTV footage abandoning the Lurcher before running away.

Anyone with information can telephone the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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Lurcher Ella is recovering in RSPCA care after being dumped on the street in a bad condition

A Lurcher who was tied to a fence and abandoned in February of this year is doing well in the care of the RSPCA. The moment that Ella was abandoned was caught on CCTV, and the RSPCA is ongoing, but the dogs is recovering from her ordeal.

When Ella was found, the freezing, skinny Lurcher was curled up on the floor in an effort to keep warm. Due to a skin condition, she had lost a lot of fur, which meant her skin was exposed to the harsh weather, leaving it even more sore than it had been.

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