A two-year-old Lurcher who was saved from certain death by a south Bucks dogs home last month is healthy again and available for adoption.

Tigger arrived at Stokenchurch Dog Rescue (SDR) weighing just 18kg, around half the weight of a healthy dog of his breed.

The animal was so malnourished that he was unable to run but, after being on a six-meals-a-day diet, Tigger has now gained 6kg and is able to run around as normal.

Michelle Vickers, CEO at Stokenchurch Dog Rescue, said: “Tigger will make a wonderful addition to Lurcher-experienced people.

“He is looking for a home with owners who have had Lurchers before and will give him all the TLC he deserves.

“He does like to have mad moments in the garden and can be a little boisterous when he is in a playful mood.

“But whoever did this to him has not put him off people, which is great.

“If people are interested in giving Tigger a home, we would like to hear from them.”

SDR recommend that Tigger should go to a home with no other dogs and that ideally all children in the house will be over the age of 11.

In order to give a dog a new home, all SDR ask for is a donation of £120 to cover costs of nurturing the dogs back to health which includes deworming, chipping and neutering.