1. ITV Report

Happy ending for lurcher whose abandonment was captured on CCTV

There's a happy ending for a dog whose abandonment was captured on CCTV in Peterborough.

An appeal was made about the lurcher-now renamed- Padme, who was found tied to a post with a piece of string back in February.

Almost 1.7 million people watched the heartbreaking footage and the RSPCA followed up a number of leads but the man was never traced.

Ella was taken in by the charity’s Block Fen Animal Centre, near March, where the withdrawn dog began to come out of her shell.

Now she has a new owner and a new life in Whittlesey with Kirk Brawn and his other RSCPA dog.

In the house she likes to relax but follows Leia and I everywhere. She’s really playful in the garden and loves playing with her toys - and chewing flip flops! She walks perfectly on the lead and when she’s off the lead in a secure field she comes back when called - to see her running flat-out is amazing!

– Kirk Brawn, owner