A young bull mastiff found close to death in a garden has been taken in by a Poulton family after being nursed back to health.
The animal, nicknamed George by vets, was discovered by a woman in her back garden in Ringway, Cleveleys, on Monday, January 20.
He weighed just 20kg and was suffering from a number of problems including an horrendous skin condition, diarrhoea and a ulcerous eye.
He was taken to the Lanes Veterinary Group, in Poulton, by a dog warden from Wyre Council.
“His future wasn’t looking too bright, and euthanasia was a strong possibility,” said Jade Mulcaster, who works forthe vets.
“He was a bag of bones and very nervous and even afraid of his water bowl – goodness knows what he had been through.
“However, we had fallen in love with this very trusting young dog and decided to try our best for him.”
George, thought to be aged around 18 months old, was fed little and often by the vets and was given medication in a bid to nurse him back to health.
And finally this week, he was well enough to arrive at his new home in Poulton where he met new housemates including three dogs and four cats.
“He was trotting about wagging his tail and was happy to see people but it will take weeks for him to get back to normal,” said Jade.
She added: “We are hoping to keep in good contact with his new owner and we wish him all the best in his ‘forever home’.”