Adorable dog abandoned under bush on Boxted driveway looking for forever home

Dogue de Bordeaux Roxy is now looking for a new home
-Credit: (Image: RSPCA)

A dog who was found abandoned and huddled under a bush is on the road to recovery and looking for a new home. Dogue de Bordeaux cross Roxy, three, was found under a hedge on a driveway in Boxted on 21 April, by a local resident.

The poor pooch was terrified and had an appearance of having given up. She was taken in by the team at the National Animal Welfare Trust in Clacton and she's now looking for a new home.

The team taking care of Roxy said she enjoys the company of other dogs so may be able to live with another dog, but would like a home without young children. The RSPCA followed up a number of lines of enquiries but officers weren’t able to find the person responsible for neglecting Roxy.

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RSPCA inspector Nicky Thorne, who investigated Roxy’s case, said: “Poor Roxy was incredibly frightened when members of the public found her, and she was cowering behind a bush; it looked like she’d given up. They gave her some treats to win over her trust and took her to a local vet so she could receive emergency veterinary treatment and the vets contacted us when they saw how emaciated and neglected she was. When I first saw her I was shocked at how painfully thin she was. She was skin and bone; you could see all of her ribs."

Stacey Sheppard, from National Animal Welfare Trust Essex, said: “We’ve been feeding Roxy a good diet and giving her lots and lots of cuddles, and she’s now feeling a lot better. She’s come so far and is feeling a lot better, but she still has further to go.

Roxy was found "painfully skinny" behind a bush in Boxted, Essex by concerned residents
Roxy was found "painfully skinny" behind a bush in Boxted, Essex by concerned residents -Credit:RSPCA

"Now Roxy is healthier and happier, we’d really like to find her a lovely new home. She’s a big, beautiful girl who loves snuggles and enjoys snoozing on the sofa. We’ve been introducing exercise slowly and gradually building up her strength and stamina, but she’ll definitely enjoy going on walks in her new home. She’s also started to show us her playful side and it turns out she really loves her toys!"

Stacey added: “Life for Roxy may be full of firsts and she'll need a patient owner who can guide her paws along the way. Things are on the up for her now and we can’t wait for her to find her forever home.”