A dog has amazed her new family after making an epic recovery almost a year since she was rescued from the streets.
Molly-Moo, a 10-year-old German Shepard/Mastiff cross, was found emaciated last Christmas.
She was discovered by members of the West Midlands Police who found her wandering the streets of Birmingham.
Inspector Stephen Lee said: "Poor Molly-Moo was in such a sorry state and looked so sad.
"When you looked in her eyes she seemed broken like she’d given up hope. It was devastating.
"Molly was found along a busy, dangerous road and I believe she'd been dumped there by someone like rubbish."
He added: "She was incredibly emaciated with bones protruding and had a bad, untreated skin condition."
Officers managed to track down her original owners, but she had been stolen from their garden six years earlier.
Now they were unable to take her back.
Instead Molly-Moo was taken into the RSCPA's Birmingham Animal Hospital where she was given a special diet.
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This helped her put on weight and vets started to treat her skin condition.
In total it took six long months for the dog to fully recover and be finally ready to find a new forever home.
Thankfully it didn't take long for John Bebbington, his wife Joanne and stepson Harry to see her photo online and fall in love.
John said: "We lost our Staffie after 13 years together, and we weren't really looking for another dog."
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He added: "But one day, we came across Molly-Moo’s photo online, and we were all smitten.
"Her face just looked so sad, and her story was heartbreaking.
"I'm glad she can’t talk because I don't think I could face hearing what she's been through.
"Our previous dog had 13 years of bliss, and we felt we wanted to give Molly a good end of life."
When the family first took Molly-Moo in, she was nervous and confused.
John recalled: "She'd cry and manically look everywhere when we were out and about.
"I could tell she was anxious and frightened. Her skin was tough and rough like an elephant's and she stank."
On top of her emotional scars, Molly-Moo still had physical ailments that needed attention too.
John said: "We had to bathe her every day and keep on top of her medication.
"We had to shampoo her, clean her ears and clean up after her as all of her scabs fell off, and her fur came out.
"There were times when we thought: 'What have we done?' But then we remember how she deserved a happy and healthy life."
Now the family say Molly-Moo is like a different dog with her fur grown back, her ears healed and her skin is finally soft.
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John concluded: "She's also much happier in herself.
"We can let her off the lead, and she toddles around the park socialising with other dogs.
"She's really turned a corner and is very happy, sweet-natured and well-behaved.
"She never goes far though, as she won't leave my side. I've definitely found a best friend for life – and she has too."
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