The dog, which the British press called “the thinnest dog in the world” due to severe exhaustion, has fully recovered and recently accompanied his new owner to her wedding.
William is a young lurcher (a mix of greyhounds with other breeds).
When he was taken from his negligent owners in Coventry (UK) he weighed only 6.5 pounds, and you could count all his bones, they stuck out so much.
The emaciated dog could barely stand when he was taken to the RSPCA (British Animal Rescue Service).
There they began to take care of him and found him a new owner, Rachel Butler.
After 18 months, William has recovered to 24 pounds and recently accompanied Rachel to her wedding.
After the recovery of the dog, it became clear that he was most likely a cross between a Greyhound (English Greyhound) and a Saluki (Persian Greyhound).
The couple already had a dog named Harry before the appearance of William, but they decided to take another one after learning about him.
“When he appeared at the RSPCA, he was almost dying,” Rachel told a journalist, “But when he was at my wedding, he wagged his tail so hard that it couldn’t be stopped.”
RSPCA inspector Nicky Foster says he looked like a walking skeleton when they found the dog and that she hasn’t seen a thinner dog in her 10 years on the job. “You could see every bone in his body.”
William’s previous owners, who had starved the dog almost to death, bought it on impulse after seeing an ad on the internet.
But they had no idea how to take care of a puppy and keep him. As punishment, they received a suspended sentence and 35 hours of community service.