Thinnest dog 'ever seen alive' is now looking for 'forever home' after amazing recovery
An abused dog, described by his rescuers as the "thinnest ever seen alive", is now looking for a family to adopt him.
Eric, a pitbull breed cross who has since been renamed 'Walter', was rescued by an inspector from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from the yard of an empty home in Lancashire, in March of 2019. The abandoned dog was severely malnourished and covered in his own urine.
Take a look at this adorable video of Walter:
But now, with help and support from carers, Walter currently weighs a healthy 20kg after making a remarkable recovery and is looking for a new family to look after him.
Commenting on Walter's case, RSPCA spokesperson Inspector, Nina Small, said: "He's the thinnest dog I've ever seen alive. All of the bones in his body were visible, he was covered in urine and his nails were overgrown. His feces had pieces of glass and metal as big as a 50 pence piece in it, and bits of batteries."
She continued: "I believe poor Walter had been confined somewhere out of sight (perhaps a garage or a shed), eating whatever he's been able to get in his mouth. We're still investigating this case but are thrilled that he's now back to a healthy weight and full strength so that we can find him a wonderful new home."
She added: "Walter is a sweet-natured, friendly boy who loves life, people and food! He has a wonderful, energetic personality and lots of character. He loves taking long naps cuddled up next to you and is happy living in a home with cats and another dog."
Walter is described as excitable and playful around other dogs. He needs to socialise with other dogs, and would best in an adult-only home or a family with older children.
Anyone interested in adopting Walter should call the RSPCA on 01254 231 118.