POOR Ruby arrived at the RSPCA in a dreadful state.

She was handed in to the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay over 12 months ago.

Ruby beforeThe female Staffie cross breed dog, initially named ‘Twiggy’ by centre staff, was handed in by a group of people who found her abandoned on the side of the A458 road in Conwy county.

She was painfully thin with all of her ribs, shoulder and pelvic bones showing. She was filthy and had pressure sores on her body.

Thanks to some dedicated care and TLC she slowly recuperated at the animal centre. She gained weight and began to enjoy her walks and has been renamed Ruby.

But sadly, a year has passed and she has been overlooked by visitors and still is waiting patiently for a forever home.

Kennel and cattery supervisor at the centre, Chris Butler, said: “She arrived cold, wet and starved to the point that she looked like a walking skeleton. Ruby after 1

“It was hard to think how someone could have allowed her to get into such a state and then abandon her on a deserted country lane.

Ruby after 2“Ruby has a lot of love to give and absolutely loves human company. She is an intelligent girl who will require an active home with boundaries and guidance to help her to settle in. She is so desperate to please; all she needs is someone to show her how.”

If you think you can offer Ruby the home she so desperately needs then please get in touch to with the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre on 0300 123 0745 or at brynymaen@rspca.org.uk.

The centre is open between 11am and 4pm everyday, except Wednesdays.