New home for ‘Ziggy’ the dog hurt in crossbow attack

Ziggy, the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier with new co-owner Dominic O'Hare. Photo supplied
Ziggy, the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier with new co-owner Dominic O'Hare. Photo supplied
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A dog which survived being shot through the head with a crossbow last October has been rehomed.

It was touch-and-go when the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier was found with a 20 inch carbon fibre bolt going through his head in October 2014, in remote woods near Wansford.

Incredibly, the arrow had deflected off his skull avoiding his brain, and narrowly missed his ears and eyes.

Now he has new owners, Dominic O’Hare and Anna Burton-Wood, both from Watford.

They heard Ziggy’s story through a Tweet. Dominic said: “I caught sight of the infamous image of Ziggy with a bolt through his head - and as a dog lover just had to click on the story - right away.”

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs, said: “

“It just amazed me how Ziggy stayed so trusting and affectionate regardless of the ordeal.

“I will never forget him.”