Emily was emaciated and covered in pressure sores when she was taken into the care of the RSPCA’s Danaher Animal Home near Braintree in March. She was found on a bridal trail and taken to a local vet before being taken to the charity’s centre.
But despite her ordeal, the lurcher landed on her paws and is now being placed with a loving family.
Danaher Assistant Manager Louisa Duranti said: “Emily was found as a stray wandering down a bridal path in March and was taken to a local veterinarian before joining us.
“She weighed only 10.8 kg and was very emaciated; she was little more than skin and bones.
“She had bruises all over her shoulder blades, hips and legs.
“We put her on a special diet where we fed her little and often to slowly build up her weight and strength and she has gained almost 5kg in just a few weeks.
“She is such a sweet, friendly and easygoing dog that she was quickly adopted by a lovely new family and is now settling well in her new home.”
Mark and Abby Colbear put Emily up for adoption on Danaher’s Facebook page and the couple say they are “so lucky” to have her.
Mr Colbear said: “We had thought long and hard about getting a rescue dog, but having previously been in rental accommodation we couldn’t do it.
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“She gives us happy little grunts when we play in the garden or cause a stir in her beanbag.
“Her cheeky and naughty side is also showing now and she likes to hide her favorite treats and dig up the garden but we don’t mind as we are so delighted to see her growing confidence.
“She’s even made a lot of human and dog friends, which is nice to see.
“We are so lucky to have her and so pleased that we were able to give her a wonderful forever home after everything she has been through.”
Check out Danaher Animal Home’s dogs available for adoption here.