Rocco came into the care of the animal welfare charity after the RSPCA and police went to his former owners’ address in September 2019, following reports of an injured dog.
Rocco suffered a broken leg and multiple fractures to his ribs, cheek, and skull after being abused.
But instead of taking the dog to a vet, Rocco’s owners left him to suffer and the RSPCA had to step in.
The dog’s injuries were so bad that his leg had to be amputated, leaving him with three limbs.Thankfully Rocco is now back in good health and is ready to find a forever home with someone who will treat him well. Andy Cook, Behaviour and Welfare Advisor at RSPCA Brent Knoll, in Highbridge, Somerset, said: ‘Rocco went through such a huge and traumatic ordeal before he was rescued by RSPCA.
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‘It really is amazing that he has such a wonderful and loving personality.
‘Rocco really seems to appreciate the contact and company of other dogs.
‘As far as we are aware he has not lived with them previously but we would be more than happy to consider him living with other dogs in future, providing they are compatible on introduction.
‘He is very affectionate and craves social contact but can struggle when left so any new owner would need to continue with general training to reassure him and help with this.’
Rocco needs a home with someone who has the time and patience to train him up and give him plenty of attention.
He’s sweet and loving, and after a tough start in life is a lovely happy dog who would make a great pal.
If you think you could be the owner Rocco’s searching for, get in touch with the RSPCA by calling 01278 782671.Do you have a story to share? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]Metro.co.uk .
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