Emaciated dog found in Cambridge

Gracie, the emaciated lurcher Credit: Wood Green Animal Shelter

The RSPCA says a three-year-old dog is lucky to be alive after being found emaciated in Cambridge.

Gracie, a tan coloured Lurcher, was discovered by a member of the public in Milton Road, Cambridge on January 7th and taken to Wood Green’s Godmanchester Centre where she is currently being cared for.

Gracie, the tan coloured lurcher Credit: Wood Green Animal Shelter

She weighed just 14kg, which is just over half of her ideal weight.

Gracie has been put on a special diet which will see her consume four to five meals a day to help her reach an ideal weight of approximately 20kgs.

Gracie, the emaciated lurcher Credit: Wood Green Animal Shelter

Deputy Dog Welfare Manager Chris Bennett said: “Despite being extremely hungry and most probably feeling very weak, Gracie is a very friendly dog who loves having a fuss and a cuddle from the staff.”