The perfect happy ending for bait dog Hector

Hector enjoys a fuss and lots of cuddles with his new family. The former bait dog was rescued by Rav

Hector enjoys a fuss and lots of cuddles with his new family. The former bait dog was rescued by Ravenswood Pet Rescue - Credit: Archant

If you need something to cheer up your first day back at work after the holidays then look no further than the happy ending of bait dog Hector.

Could this be the happiest dog face ever? Hector's first Christmas with his new family. The former b

Could this be the happiest dog face ever? Hector's first Christmas with his new family. The former bait dog was rescued by Ravenswood Pet Rescue - Credit: Archant

The male cross breed was found terrified with his teeth filed down and covered in bite injuries where he had been used as bait to train puppies into fighting dogs of the future.

Now, after a life that you would not even want to imagine, here is Hector in his forever home, wearing his Christmas jumper and getting lots of cuddles and love from his new owners.

Hector was found running scared in Peterborough in September and was taken into foster care with Ravenswood Pet Rescue, which has volunteer carers across the Fens.

After lots of TLC in his foster home he was ready to find his new family.

Hector, depressed and terrified being found running scared

Hector, depressed and terrified being found running scared - Credit: Archant


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Here he is enjoying woodland walks, games and plenty of time relaxing and cuddles on the sofa.

When he was found rescue volunteers named him Hector in honour of his brave spirit, inspired by the Greek mythology legend and Trojan warrior prince.

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Shelley Ridgeon said: “Hector was justifiably terrified when he first came to us but it is tribute to his strength of character and his fantastic foster carers that he quickly learnt to trust again.

“Now look at him. You couldn’t ask for a better happy ending.”

• To help dogs like Hector sign the petition on the League Against Cruel Sports website

• Find out more about the dogs available for re-homing by visiting the Ravenswood Facebook page.

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