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Abandoned dog found in Halfway enjoying life in new home

A dog found slumped by the side of the road in dire need of medical attention is said to now be “thoroughly enjoying life” at a foster home.

The animal, that has been named Billy, was found collapsed in a “terrible condition” in Halfway Road, Halfway, last month.

A stray dog, who has been named Billy, is receiving the right care after being found collapsed at the side of the road on Sheppey (18311216)
A stray dog, who has been named Billy, is receiving the right care after being found collapsed at the side of the road on Sheppey (18311216)

The lost pet, of unknown breed, had a bad skin condition and did not have a microchip.

He was handed over to a Swale council dog warden.

Last week, a spokesman for the council’s stray dog service said: “Billy is thoroughly enjoying life in his foster home.

“He is having regular baths to ease his skin and his conjunctivitis is clearing up nicely.”

The pooch, who was initially believed to have been around three years old, is thought to be older than first expected and might, even, be deaf.

“Billy is thoroughly enjoying life in his foster home..."

“Either way, he is a very happy chappy who loves nothing more than a plod around the park and a comfy bed,” the spokesman added.

With regards to the dog’s breed, the spokesman said the team still was not sure, but its best guess was a lurcher type.

Billy will have “a long road to recovery”, he added, and it will then be down to the foster-based rescue space to re-home him.

If you have lost a dog, contact the council as soon as possible. Call 01795 417850.

Escaped animals, unusual finds and news from the RSPCA can all be found here.

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