A dog whose legs were bound up by string and cable, then dumped in a Norwich park, has been rehomed.

Simon Oddy and Spencer © RSPCASpencer, a brown-and-white boxer cross, was found in Sloughbottom Park early one Saturday morning in September tied to a post and unable to stand up or move. He was named after the police officer who found him and covered him with his coat for warmth.

After treatment and care in specialist boarding facilities and our centres, he’s now made a full recovery and is enjoying a second chance at life in a happy loving new home.

Proud new owner Simon Oddy, said he was delighted with his new best friend. He said:

“As soon as we saw him on the website we couldn’t not want him – he charmed us instantaneously.


“We hadn’t heard then about his terrible past, but we looked at the links and saw the story and it just made us want him more.


“You wouldn’t have thought he had been through such a traumatic experience, he is so placid and good-natured and happy to meet people.


“It’s amazing how trusting dogs can be – they seem to move on and forgive and forget so quickly.


“Most humans would be slow to trust if something like that had happened to them – but Spencer just wags his tail and bounds over in his friendly way to all he meets.”

Adopt your pets

Simon grew up with parents who ran a rescue centre in Newcastle and said he would encourage people to adopt their pets. He continued:

There’s just so many rescue dogs out there, it’s nice to give them a chance.


“Somehow it deepens the bond knowing what they have been through and how much they deserve this second chance of a happy home. It makes you want to give them more.”

Spencer hogtied in a field © RSPCARSPCA Inspector Laura Sayer said:

“I’m so delighted that Spencer has now found his forever home.


“He’s such a lovely dog and was so sweet and loving from the word go, that it does not surprise me that someone fell in love with him so quickly.


“It’s the best part of our job when we reach such happy endings – it just makes everything worthwhile.”

If you would like to rehome a rescue and give an animal like Spencer a second chance at a happy home, find a pet today.

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