Sad-looking dog found hiding behind bush on shocked woman’s driveway

Shocking discovery of a starving dog prompts swift action by a compassionate woman, leading to an investigation into the animal’s neglectful condition.
A sad-looking, starving dog was found hiding on a shocked woman’s house driveway. Stunned, the woman spotted the super skinny pooch behind a bush. The dog, weighing just 29kg, was visibly hungry with all her ribs visible. The woman immediately took her to the RSPCA, where an investigation was launched into her neglectful condition.
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A sad-looking, starving dog was found hiding on a shocked woman’s house driveway.

Stunned Emma Fowler spotted the super skinny pooch – named Roxy – behind a bush.

She was so hungry all her ribs were visible.

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Poor Roxy weighed just 29kg (64lb) – about half of her healthy body weight.

Emma spotted the Dogue de Bordeaux cross in Boxted, near Colchester, Essex.

A sad-looking, starving dog was found hiding on a shocked woman’s house driveway. Stunned, the woman spotted the super skinny pooch behind a bush. The dog, weighing just 29kg, was visibly hungry with all her ribs visible. The woman immediately took her to the RSPCA, where an investigation was launched into her neglectful condition.
Roxy. (Picture: Jam Press)

She wanted then taken to the RSPCA which is trying to find it’s owner, as reported by Need To Know.

Emma said: “I was shocked to see Roxy curled up on our drive.

“But I’m glad she found a sunny spot on our drive to await rescue, and I’m very grateful to the vets for taking her in.

“She looked starving and shockingly thin but she was so sweet once she realised we were friends and we were there to help her.

“She was grateful for the attention and it was such a relief to get her to safety.”

Inspector Nicky Thorne, from the animal charity has launched an investigation.

She said: “Emma was incredibly concerned about Roxy as she was cowering behind a bush and seemed very frightened.

“It looked as though she’d given up.

“Emma approached her but she growled so she got some neighbours to help and they took her some treats.

“As soon as she’d munched on a few biscuits, Roxy decided Emma was her best friend.”

Nicky added: “Roxy is painfully skinny; you can see all of her bones and every single rib. She’s just skin and bone.

A sad-looking, starving dog was found hiding on a shocked woman’s house driveway. Stunned, the woman spotted the super skinny pooch behind a bush. The dog, weighing just 29kg, was visibly hungry with all her ribs visible. The woman immediately took her to the RSPCA, where an investigation was launched into her neglectful condition.
Roxy. (Picture: Jam Press)

“It’s clearly taken a significant amount of time for her to get into this state so I suspect she’s been seriously neglected.”

Three-year-old Roxy was microchipped to a property in Halstead, Essex, and Nicky has been following up with her previous owners who say she was rehomed in September 2023.

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