Kia - recovery picAn American Bulldog who came into the RSPCA’s care in a “horrendous, emaciated” condition is still searching for a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

Kia – who is a largely white dog – was one of two malnourished American bulldogs spotted by members of the public at a South Wales property earlier this year. Her body was skeletal-like, with bones across her body protruding against her skin.

Both dogs were signed into the charity’s care in August, and the owner of the two dogs later pleaded guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences, and was disqualified from keeping dogs for four years.

Thankfully, Kia has made a fantastic recovery in RSPCA Cymru care, but continues to search for a new home out of the charity’s Newport Animal Centre.

Staff at the Centre have commented on Kia’s “loving, affectionate” nature. She’d be comfortable living with children of secondary school age, but would likely prefer to be the only dog based within the home.

Debbie Simmonds, from the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre, said: “Poor Kia arrived in our care after a truly awful ordeal, and was in such a horrendous, emaciated state.

“Her body condition was skeletal-like, and she was found in simply disgusting conditions, with faeces strewn across the floor of the property, and furniture within the house gnawed on.

“Fortunately, with the provision of tender-loving care, Kia has made a remarkable recovery – and is ready to find the new forever home she so dearly deserves.

“Kia knows lots of commands, and is a very polite, loving, affectionate dog who loves spending time running around our paddock and playing with her toys.

“We’d be looking for any prospective owner to make a few visits to the Centre to get to know Kia properly before taking her on. She’d make an incredible companion, and we’d urge anyone interesting in re-homing her to contact us.”

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is based on Hartridge Farm Road in the city, and is open between 11.30am and 4pm, every day of the week except Thursday.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care, you can support the charity online.