A dog who was found close to death has settled into his new home after being nursed back to health.
Rubin, now known as Arthur, arrived into the care of HULA Animal Rescue in Aspley Guise after being found at the side of the A5 in February.
He was scared, underweight and suffering with a very sore wound. He was taken to The Veterinary Clinic on Hockliffe Road, Leighton Buzzard, where his huge wound was treated and required 10 stitches.
HULA team leader, Emma Woolley said: “The wound was down his front side. We’re not sure how it happened but it was nasty. We think he was injured by something quite jagged, so possibly he might have got caught on some barbed wire.
“He was found by the A5 near Tilsworth/Stanbridge earlier this year. If he had not been found by a passing couple he wouldn’t have survived.”
From a nervous dog who was constantly shaking, Arthur now has a bright future to look forward to with a home, and a sofa, to call his own.
Rubin after he was found and patched up
His new owner Karen saw his appeal and immediately fell in love. She said: “When I saw the post of him in such a sorry state I wanted to show him life can be good and fun.
“After a few visits and a home check, I was pleased to get him home. Arthur is getting on very well, we’ve been on lots of lovely walks together, down the canal, over the woods.
“He's very calm at greeting people, he did have an excitement for other dogs, especially when he sees them playing, but he meets so many dogs now that he hardly reacts.
Karen with Arthur, now
“We are going glamping in Gloucestershire this weekend so he'll be a good companion on lots of long walks.”
HULA centre manager Nicola Leach added: “We’re thrilled that Arthur has found his happily ever after, we couldn’t have wished for a better ending.”
Arthur has a new love for life