An eighteen-month-old crossbreed is looking for his forever home after battling bullies and abuse in Romania.

Felix is up for adoption with Safe Rescue and is currently staying at a foster home in Norwich.

When Safe Rescue representatives first met him at a Romanian shelter in March, they described him as looking "skeletal, filthy and terrified".

He had recently been separated from his brothers who had badly attacked him and prevented him from eating. 

Eastern Daily Press: Felix was 'skeletal, filthy and terrified' when he was foundFelix was 'skeletal, filthy and terrified' when he was found (Image: Safe Rescue For Dogs)

A spokeswoman for Safe Rescue said: "By the time Felix travelled to us a few weeks later he’d gained weight as he’d no longer been fed amongst bullying siblings that didn’t allow him to eat.

"But he was still terrified of the prospect of human touch and spent his first days here studiously avoiding us."

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She added: "Thankfully Felix has an inherent nosy, meddlesome, zany personality and his curiosity in us bustling little humans soon got the better of him.

"He began watching at a distance but gradually got closer and closer until he was fully embroiled in all the goings on.

Eastern Daily Press: His confidence has grown and now his extra-long tail never stops waggingHis confidence has grown and now his extra-long tail never stops wagging (Image: Safe Rescue For Dogs)

"Felix is now a cheeky, comical and fun-loving boy who is ready to look for his new home."

He has become confident and affectionate and his carers say his "extra-long tail" with a kink at the end "never stops wagging". 

Felix would be happiest living with children over the age of eight and would need any fences to be over 5ft tall.

He has not been cat-tested and is "unlikely" to be okay around small animals.

Anyone interested in welcoming Felix into their family should contact Safe Rescue at  07788251197 or 07899844524.