THE miracle dog that survived one of the worst cases of maltreatment and neglect ever seen will soon settle into a permanent home.
Cheyanne was found in Eaglehawk in May last year emaciated and close to death.
After 10 months of care she has gained more than 10 kilograms, now weighing more than 25 kilograms.
Cheyanne has been in foster care, living with a RSPCA vet nurse in Melbourne, but now that her former owner has been brought to justice she can now be put up for adoption.
When she was first found vets were unsure if Cheyanne would survive and transferred her to East Burwood RSPCA for specialised care.
The Bendigo community, touched and heartbroken by her story, donated money for treatment, volunteered to make rugs and vests and even offered Cheyanne their homes.
RSPCA’s Tim Pilgrim said the outpouring of support from the community was incredible and that he was looking forward to passing Cheyanne on to the loving home she deserved.
“She continues to put on lots of weight and is recovering so well and while this was a tragic case, we couldn’t be happier with the court result that was achieved,” he said.
Mr Pilgrim said people could apply to adopt Cheyanne once she had completed her behavioural tests in coming weeks.