AN ABANDONED dog is recovering after being taken in by a foster family.

Biddy, a female Lurcher, was found tied to a fence in South Hetton, east Durham, in October – seriously underweight and suffering from a severe skin condition.

Durham County Council neighbourhood wardens took Biddy to Stray Aid Kennels, in Coxhoe.

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She was later taken in by the charity Greyhound Rescue West of England and placed with a foster family in Wales.

Biddy has gained weight, her coat has grown back and she is recovering well.

Once in full health, she will be re-homed.

Council officer Dave Riseley said: “We’re delighted that Biddy is making a good recovery after what was a terrible ordeal.

“We received so many messages from members of the public who were shocked and upset at what had happened to her – she has clearly touched a lot of people’s hearts.

“We’d also like to thank the person who contacted us with information on who owned Biddy. We have passed this information on to the RSPCA for further investigation.”