Back in September, 2015 Rachel Butler rescued ‘the thinnest dog in the world’ – and today he is happy, fully recovered, and even got to walk his owner down the aisle at her wedding. “Having William at the ceremony made us both feel so proud at how far he has come,” Butler told Sunday People.


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“He looks like a walking skeleton,” RSPCA Inspector Nicky Foster said of William at the time he was found. “He is the thinnest dog I have seen in the 10 years I have been an inspector. You can see every single bone in his body.” The canine weighed only 6.5lbs instead of a healthy 22lbs, and had to be constantly wrapped in a towel to stay warm

William was previously owned by Christopher Rushton and Kirsty Hales. They got the pooch after seeing him advertised on the internet, but didn’t have the slightest idea how to look after a puppy. The couple admitted to have caused harm and suffering to the doggie. They were banned from keeping animals for life and got 35 hours of unpaid work.

We’re just happy it ended well for William. He looked so adorable at the wedding with that tweed collar and bow tie!

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Back in 2015 Rachel Butler rescued ‘the thinnest dog in the world’ who was abused by a cruel couple

Image credits: RSPCA

“He looks like a walking skeleton… He is the thinnest dog I have seen in the 10 years”

Image credits: RSPCA

“You can see every single bone in his body”

Image credits: RSPCA

The canine weighed only 6.5lbs instead of a healthy 22lbs, and had to be constantly wrapped in a towel

Image credits: RSPCA

Today William is happy, fully recovered, and even got to walk his owner down the aisle at her wedding

Image credits: Kate Lowe Photography

“Having William at the ceremony made us both feel so proud at how far he has come”

Image credits: Kate Lowe Photography

He looked so adorable at the wedding with that tweed collar and bow tie!

Image credits: Kate Lowe Photography

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