AN ABANDONED dog who captured the hearts of Redditch residents has found a loving home.
Robin Hood, who featured in the Standard last year after being found the town with a serious condition called cherry eye, has now been taken in by new owners.
The 12-month-old bull mastiff was taken to the RSPCA Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch after being found by dog wardens in the borough.
An appeal went out for residents to help fund his treatment and, despite an initial operation on November 27 not being successful, he was referred to specialists at Leominster Veterinary Eye Hospital.
Just after Christmas, Robin Hood had his operation there to remove the cartilage from both eyes and then stitch the glands into position to rectify his condition.
Geraldine Haynes, volunteer dog rehoming co-ordinator, said: “The surgery all went well and two weeks later he returned for his check up and the surgeon was very pleased with his progress.
“We are delighted to say that Robin Hood has now been in a wonderful new permanent home with caring new owners for two weeks. He is extremely happy and has settled very well.
“The branch would like to thank everyone who donated towards Robin Hood’s eye surgery. What a difference it has made to him and his life has now turned around. He is a lovely boy, who is now getting all the tender loving care he so deserves.”