COULD you give a loving home to a dog who was rescued in an “horrendous, emaciated” condition?

American Bulldog Kia was one of two malnourished American bulldogs spotted by members of the public at a South Wales property earlier this year. Her body was skeletal, with bones across her body protruding against her skin.

Both dogs were taken to the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre in August, and the owner of the dogs pleaded guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences, and was disqualified from keeping dogs for four years.

Kia has made a “fantastic” recovery but the search continues to find her a new home.

Debbie Simmonds, from the RSPCA said: “Kia is a very polite, loving, affectionate dog who loves spending time running around our paddock and playing with her toys”. She’d be comfortable living with children of secondary school age, but should be the only dog based within the home.

RSPCA Newport is based on Hartridge Farm Road and is open between 11.30am and 4pm, every day of the week except Thursday.