'The perfect home': Christchurch dog George, victim of horrific abuse, adopted from SPCA

'The perfect home': Christchurch dog George, victim of horrific abuse, adopted from SPCA
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A Staffordshire cross involved in one of SPCA's worst animal abuse cases has finally found his forever home. 

Three-year-old George was rescued from some of the worst animal abuse the society has ever seen.

In June, George's former owner Jade Noanoa pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months' community detention and ordered to pay $3100 in reparations for one count of ill-treating an animal. 

Over eight months, witnesses saw Noanoa kicking, punching and strangling George, as well as shooting him with a BB gun.

Now, after two years in SPCA care, he finally has a home. 

SPCA's Christchurch Centre Chief Inspector Jamie Hancock told Newshub the team Christchurch team are thrilled he has found his forever home. 

"His new family adore him, and it's really sweet to hear how quickly he has bonded with them," Ms Hancock says.

"They've already been following our advice about his favourite healthy choices, such as broccoli! It seems the perfect home was worth the wait."

The SPCA says George's case set a legal precedent as there was no physical evidence presented. Noanoa was prosecuted only off eyewitness accounts. 

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