The RSPCA staff was horrified when they first saw William at the Coventry branch. The Greyhound-Saluki cross weighed about a third of what would be a healthy weight and he was too weak to walk. He was the thinnest dog any of them had seen.
But then he caught the eye of press officer Rachel Butler who thought he would make a great companion for Harry, her West Highland Terrier, at her home in Derby.
Now he has made a full recovery both physically and emotionally. Recently he walked her down the aisle at her wedding to Chris Mallett. Dressed in a fashionable dog sweater, William stole the show. His tail never stopped wagging.
His original owners were found, charged, and banned from keeping animals for life.