Twink's turnaround

Twink the dog in her new home

Twink was in a terrible condition when we rescued her. Following our investigation her previous owner was banned from keeping animals for 20 years.

Scottish SPCA inspector Sam MacDonald said, "We found Twink shut in a dirty room covered in rubbish.

“There was no food or water available for her and she was extremely underweight. Her spine and ribs were easy to feel through her long, fluffy coat.

“I took Twink to a vet for examination and she was found to weigh only 4.5kg. A dog of her size should be around 7kg.

"Thankfully, Twink made a full recovery in our care, gaining 2.35kg through simple, adequate feeding, and we were delighted to find her a loving new home with a responsible owner.”

Twink's new owner, named Vivien, said, "She has such a kind nature and has come on leaps and bounds after what she has been through.

"As soon as I set eyes on her, I knew she was the dog for me.

"I had to wait 10 days before I could bring her home but she was worth the wait."