THESE are the heartbreaking images of a dog which is thought to have endured years of neglect and abuse.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called Eddie, is currently being cared for at Newport City Dogs Home, after a member of the public took him there.

The animal had been found abandoned, with hardly any fur as well as being covered in sores.

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(Eddie the dog)


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Newport City Dogs Home said in a post on social media that once the dog has "healed" they would resume their search for a home.

It read: "He is also emotionally very traumatised, so it's going to be tiny baby steps for this fella while we wait for his mind and body to heal.

"Eddie would be grateful for your likes and shares. Not because he wants to be reunited with his owner, he doesn't, he never wants to go back there.

South Wales Argus:

(Once Eddie has "healed" he will need a home)

"But we have promised Eddie that once he is healed, we will find him a loving home, where he will - probably for the first time in his young life - know what kindness is, and not have to quake in fear at the touch of a human hand."

South Wales Argus:

Eddie being fed


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And the chairwoman of Friends of the Dogs, Susie James, added: "It is clear that Eddie has been neglected over a long period of time.

"It is very upsetting to see him in this state.

"We are working alongside Newport City Dogs Homes to get him well again.

"Once he is well, we will all be looking for a forever home for him."

For more information on Eddie, ring 01633 290902