A dog found in a "terrified and skeletal state" is now looking for a forever home in Norfolk.

Felix is an 18-month-old crossbreed who is currently in the foster care of rescue charity Safe Rescue for Dogs in Wymondham.

The charity met Felix in March last year after they visited the Botosani public shelter in Romania and found him "skeletal, filthy and terrified".

Eastern Daily Press: Felix was found in a skeletal state in RomaniaFelix was found in a skeletal state in Romania (Image: Safe Rescue for Dogs)

Felix faced starvation in the Romanian shelter and was "painfully thin", suffering from near-death violent attacks from other dogs including his siblings who wouldn't allow him to eat.

When he arrived in Norfolk the charity claimed "he was terrified of the prospect of human touch" and spent his first days trying to avoid people. 

Eastern Daily Press: Felix the dog is looking for a forever home in NorfolkFelix the dog is looking for a forever home in Norfolk (Image: Safe Rescue for Dogs)Despite his poor start in life, Felix is now "a confident and affectionate dog" and the charity describes him as "a cheeky, comical and fun-loving boy who is ready to look for his new home".

He is happy living with other dogs and with children aged eight and over, but has not yet been cat-tested.

For more information about fostering or adopting a dog, contact Safe Rescue for Dogs.