Neglected dog regains ‘sparkle for life’

Phyllis with Stan
Phyllis with Stan

A dog that was found starved and tied to a fence is making a recovery after finding a loving new home.

Stan, a great Dane cross, was taken in by Dogs Trust Shoreham in October after being found hungry and tied up.

After coming to the trust, in Brighton Road, Stan was too ill to be re-homed and needed to be nursed back to health.

But Phyllis Tipper, from Peveril Drive, Sompting, was undeterred by the dog’s ailments and saw an animal she wanted to re-home and look after.

Though Stan was too unwell at first to be re-homed, Phyllis returned on a daily basis to take him on brief walks around the trust’s grounds.

Phyllis, 67, said: “I had two small dogs that died in July, and I couldn’t bear not to be without a dog.

“When I saw Stan he touched my heart strings. He was lying in a kennel with another dog and there was a sign saying he was too unwell to be re-homed. 
“I kept coming back and one day they asked me if I would consider taking on Stan. I told them I’d already thought about him and I was confident I could give him the kind of loving home he needed.”

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald, out from Thursday, November 22.