Snoop’s horrific dumping in the countdown to Christmas shocked millions of animal lovers across the globe. CCTV showing him thrown on to the streets by a heartless driver, followed by his pitiful attempts to get back in the car, sparked viral anger and offers of a new home from as far as Hollywood. His namesake, LA-based rapper Snoop Dogg, was one of the thousands who reached out to the white and black Staffie as he pined with separation anxiety after the horrendous ordeal.
Heartwarming and harrowing footage released by the RSPCA today show the incredible contrast in fortunes for Snoop as he settles down to life with his devoted new owner who lauds him like a king.
Grainy black and white CCTV images are a reminder of how Snoop was tossed callously on to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent with his bed before the festive holidays.
Despite scrambling to get back into the car, the driver made offer and Snoop was found an hour later curled up in his basket as temperatures plunged.
Now the playful pooch has the run of a stunning country house in rural Herefordshire with vast gardens for him to scamper and a welcoming pub nearby to visit with delighted new owner, Laurence Squire.
Snoop the dog "smiling" as he settles in new country home (Image: RSPCA)
Because Mr Squire works from home, he is there to keep Snoop company, although the once traumatised dog still has an aversion to cars.
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Mr Squire continued: “We don’t know if that is as a result of him associating them with what happened to him.
“But he is a fantastic dog and he settled in straight away.
"As soon as he came into the house for the first time, he jumped on the sofa and it was as though he decided that was the space for him.
Snoop desperately tried to get back into car after dumping (Image: RSPCA)
"He loves to lie on the back of the sofa and if I put the fire on he will curl up in front of it.
“He loves being warm and if he can find his way into a bedroom, you’ll find him under the duvet with his head on the pillow.”
The RSPCA investigation into Snoop abandonment continues and investigators are still urging anyone with information about the incident to call its appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
Sadly, the charity has hundreds of Staffordshire bull terriers like Snoop waiting for a home, many discarded on the streets with the same lack of respect for living creatures that deserve human kindness.
Kindness is something that Snoop now sees all around him.
Snoop can now sleep peacefully at his new forever home (Image: RSPCA)
Snoop running with joy at his new country home (Image: RSPCA)
As RSPCA spokeswoman Rachel Butler explained: “When I visited Snoop in his new home, I could tell straight away that he was in the right place.
"He and Laurence already have a strong bond and Snoop absolutely dotes on him.
“In the days after his abandonment, Snoop was incredibly nervous and anxious, which is no surprise after what happened to him.
"But staff at Gonsal Farm worked really hard in building up his confidence and it really paid off.
Snoop taking a dip as he plays in the countryside (Image: RSPCA)
"The change in Snoop is massive and we at the RSPCA are so incredibly proud of him.
“His story put into the spotlight the very sad reality of abandonments, something which the RSPCA deals with every day.
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"He was dumped at Christmas, a time of year which we spend with our loved ones, so for something so unloving to happen to him was heartbreaking.
“But the love and attention he is getting now from Laurence is wonderful. Snoop is living like a king.”