AN EMACIATED bull breed dog recovering at an animal rescue centre after he was found straying in Rhyl was paid a visit by ITV Wales.

Bobby the dog was found by a member of the public in the Princes Street/Elwy Street area of Rhyl on New Year’s Eve.

On Wednesday evening (January 7), an ITV Wales feature aired, showing Bobby wrapped up in a warm dog coat at North Clwyd Animal Rescue and K999 dog behaviourist services.

You can watch the feature below:


‘Very underweight’ dog making great progress after being found straying in Rhyl

‘Very underweight’ dog found in Rhyl continues recovery

'Very underweight' dog is rescued after being found straying in Rhyl

Bobby was first taken to Prospect House Veterinary Clinic and Hospital in Colwyn Bay, before his care was passed on to North Clwyd Animal Rescue and K999.

Adam Hobbs, dog behaviourist from K999, was telling ITV correspondent about how animals in his care were prepared for the cold weather, including extra food and underfloor heating.

He said: “If dogs have short hair and a coat, definitely make them wear a coat. If they lick salt on the ground and it gets ingested, it can cause kidney problems, so always wipe dogs clean after walks.

“I’ve got my big coat ready and so have my dogs, so we’ll be OK!”

A statement on Facebook from North Clwyd Animal Rescue added: “Bobby got on the telly!

“I got asked at the last minute to talk to ITV Wales, on behalf of NCAR, about dogs and cats in the cold weather, so I took Bobby along hoping he'd get some screen time!

“Bobby was brilliant while they filmed him, having coats and jumpers put on and off, doing his sits, paws and waits.

“He was a perfect TV dog, really.”