A POORLY pooch has started to get the bite back into her bark after police rescued her from a pair of cruel owners.
Mia, a four-year-old Rottweiler, was saved by officers called to a domestic incident between the couple at their Doncaster home.
Caring Pc Cheryl Haigh noticed the ill-treated dog was suffering from reduced mobility in her hind legs and decided to try and find her a temporary home.
Now Mia is wagging her tail once again after enjoying life with new foster parents who are set to keep her permanently.
And soon she will be able to race around after her new owners following a vital operation on her injured legs.
Pc Shaun Wilkinson, who arrived at the house with PC Haigh, said: “Some days it’s nice to know that you can make a difference – not only for people, but animals too.
“Under normal circumstances, it’s likely that Mia would have been cast out or worse because of her lack of mobility and care requirements.
“She would undoubtedly have ended up being collected by a dog warden and put to sleep.
“Now Mia can look forward to many happy years with her new owners thanks to the intervention of Pc Haigh.”
The officers turned up at the house in Edlington to find the woman had already fled to a nearby property before the man was arrested after he became violent and assaulted one of the police officers.
The owners, since evicted from their house, decided they no longer wanted Mia and handed her over to Pc Haigh. She managed to get a temporary home for Mia through her voluntary work and contacts at Rotherham Dog Rescue.
An examination revealed that Mia suffered from ligament damage in her knee and the rescue centre paid for an operation for Mia to enjoy a more mobile and pain-free life.