Dog wardens in Hampshire have rescued a stray lurcher they found taking refuge in a garden in Horndean.
The dog, who's been named Steve was terrified and would not let anyone near him .
When he was lured out it was found he had a hole the size of a golf ball in his right foreleg, with tendons and bone clearly visible, that was also badly infected.
The lurcher was nursed back to health over a four day period until he was healthy enough to be moved into kennels.
He is now well on his way to making a full recovery and is looking for a new home.
Thousands of pounds of copper has been stolen from a former brewery in Horndean, Hampshire, which is in the process of being redeveloped. The thief / thieves broke into the site of the former Gales Brewery in London Road between 1pm on Friday 21st December and 7.30am on Wednesday 2nd January.
They caused damage to an electricity sub station and stripped out copper and cooling oil. The damage and stolen property amounts to about £15,000.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact PC Vine at Waterlooville police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously bycalling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.