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‘World’s Thinnest Dog’ Weighing 6.5lbs Recovers And Walks His Owner Down The Aisle
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‘World’s Thinnest Dog’ Weighing 6.5lbs Recovers And Walks His Owner Down The Aisle

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

“He looks like a walking skeleton,” RSPCA animal shelter inspector Nicky Foster said of William at the time he was found. “He is the thinnest dog rescue I have seen in the ten 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 always 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 having inflicted animal abuse to the doggie. They were banned from dog adoption and keeping animals for life and got 35 hours of unpaid work.

We’re just happy that it’s another puppy adoption with a happy ending. He looked so adorable at the wedding with that tweed collar and bow tie!

More info: Facebook (h/t)

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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Victor Vakaras
Community Member
5 years ago

"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. " Give me a fucking break - they didn't know you're supposed to fed a dog? So many people in this world are utter shitbags.

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Please, for the love of God, PLEASE, if you do NOT know how to take care of an animal, do NOT, i repeat DO NOT get that animal! If you can barely take care of yourself, do not get an animal. If you can barely support yourself, do not get an animal, and if you cannot afford to get the animal spayed or neutered, do not get it. I think lack of education (and heartlessness) are the biggest culprits to all these tragic animals stories. Thank God this one had a happy ending!

Alia Gail
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank god to you Amanda. I know you posted this awhile ago but whatever. It takes more then it should for people to understand that animals aren't just cute and fuzzy ( or cute and scaley or whatever ) and that they need care too.

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Jade
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone can tell that an animal that thin needs food. That is not 'not knowing how to look after a dog'. That's cruelty and stupidity.

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree with you.

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KokoTheKoala
Community Member
5 years ago

Ignorance is not the problem. Cruelty is. Not knowing how to take care of a dog is NOT starving it.

Brad Adams
Community Member
5 years ago

I see they are banned for having an animal for life....... that should include a ban from having children too!

Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Just don't understand how anyone could treat anything or anyone like this.

stella
Community Member
5 years ago

With those infinite limbs this dog should get its own MAGAZINE COVER!!!

Gloria Company-Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish there were more people like that couple!

JoAnne Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

There are a few more reasons NOT to get an animal : If you don't particularly like pets, DON'T marry someone who loves them. And if one partner is mentally handicapped, DON'T GET A DOG. Unless family children are properly instructed regarding dog behavior, don't get a dog. Whoever sold this puppy to them is an IDIOT. The people who actually bought him and neglected him to such a horrible state should be arrested, prosecuted for extreme animal abuse, sentenced to prison for the maximum allowed by law.

Scot Fennell
Community Member
5 years ago

He is so beautiful. Thank you for doing this. I'm sure he brings you so much joy.

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
5 years ago

They didn't know how to take care of a dog? They had no idea that living beings need food? Really? I hope these people don't procreate. Wow, 35 hours of community labor for doing that.....now that's justice, ain't it?

Shana
Community Member
5 years ago

I just looked up the news article about that couple. With them complaining about how "they've been made into monsters", and that they didn't know what to feed the dog since the seller never told them... How about taking the pup to the vet and asking their advice instead of letting that poor pup almost starve to death. They had 2 other pets (1dog and 1cat, which they had to give up after this) so the "we didn't know how to take care of him" is kinda bs....

Alesha Picknell
Community Member
5 years ago

:(

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

What nasty people his previous owners were. Thank God he was rescued from their cruelty.

Alice P
Community Member
5 years ago

I realy don't understand ! how someone can be so cruel and stupid!!!!

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

William turned out to be a gorgeous hound! I`m so happy he found a new home, I love dogs, especially hounds!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
5 years ago

Why do humans have to be so cruel, they shouldn't have got the poor dog if they'd no intention of feeding it. 12 months hard labour without food or water is too good for them !!

Greg Merc
Community Member
5 years ago

O,how a great people,,,

Victor Vakaras
Community Member
5 years ago

"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. " Give me a fucking break - they didn't know you're supposed to fed a dog? So many people in this world are utter shitbags.

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Please, for the love of God, PLEASE, if you do NOT know how to take care of an animal, do NOT, i repeat DO NOT get that animal! If you can barely take care of yourself, do not get an animal. If you can barely support yourself, do not get an animal, and if you cannot afford to get the animal spayed or neutered, do not get it. I think lack of education (and heartlessness) are the biggest culprits to all these tragic animals stories. Thank God this one had a happy ending!

Alia Gail
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank god to you Amanda. I know you posted this awhile ago but whatever. It takes more then it should for people to understand that animals aren't just cute and fuzzy ( or cute and scaley or whatever ) and that they need care too.

Load More Replies...
Jade
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone can tell that an animal that thin needs food. That is not 'not knowing how to look after a dog'. That's cruelty and stupidity.

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree with you.

Load More Replies...
KokoTheKoala
Community Member
5 years ago

Ignorance is not the problem. Cruelty is. Not knowing how to take care of a dog is NOT starving it.

Brad Adams
Community Member
5 years ago

I see they are banned for having an animal for life....... that should include a ban from having children too!

Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Just don't understand how anyone could treat anything or anyone like this.

stella
Community Member
5 years ago

With those infinite limbs this dog should get its own MAGAZINE COVER!!!

Gloria Company-Burke
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish there were more people like that couple!

JoAnne Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

There are a few more reasons NOT to get an animal : If you don't particularly like pets, DON'T marry someone who loves them. And if one partner is mentally handicapped, DON'T GET A DOG. Unless family children are properly instructed regarding dog behavior, don't get a dog. Whoever sold this puppy to them is an IDIOT. The people who actually bought him and neglected him to such a horrible state should be arrested, prosecuted for extreme animal abuse, sentenced to prison for the maximum allowed by law.

Scot Fennell
Community Member
5 years ago

He is so beautiful. Thank you for doing this. I'm sure he brings you so much joy.

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
5 years ago

They didn't know how to take care of a dog? They had no idea that living beings need food? Really? I hope these people don't procreate. Wow, 35 hours of community labor for doing that.....now that's justice, ain't it?

Shana
Community Member
5 years ago

I just looked up the news article about that couple. With them complaining about how "they've been made into monsters", and that they didn't know what to feed the dog since the seller never told them... How about taking the pup to the vet and asking their advice instead of letting that poor pup almost starve to death. They had 2 other pets (1dog and 1cat, which they had to give up after this) so the "we didn't know how to take care of him" is kinda bs....

Alesha Picknell
Community Member
5 years ago

:(

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

What nasty people his previous owners were. Thank God he was rescued from their cruelty.

Alice P
Community Member
5 years ago

I realy don't understand ! how someone can be so cruel and stupid!!!!

Zori the degu
Community Member
5 years ago

William turned out to be a gorgeous hound! I`m so happy he found a new home, I love dogs, especially hounds!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
5 years ago

Why do humans have to be so cruel, they shouldn't have got the poor dog if they'd no intention of feeding it. 12 months hard labour without food or water is too good for them !!

Greg Merc
Community Member
5 years ago

O,how a great people,,,

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