A dog who had his leg amputated after being thrown out of a moving vehicle is in need of a loving home. 

Gordon, a lurcher, was temporarily homed in September 2019 but has now returned to the care of Ayrshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre. 

The poor pooch previously spent five months receiving treatment from the Scottish SPCA after losing his leg. 

When he first arrived in their care, Gordon was nervous and fearful of people. 

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But his confidence has since grown and Scotland's animal welfare is hopeful he will be able to find a forever home. 

Lynda Hourston, assistant manager of the Ayrshire centre, said: “When Gordon first arrived in our care in 2019 he was so nervous and fearful of people, it was heartbreaking.

 “Once Gordon’s leg had been removed he returned to the centre for rehabilitation and care. We worked hard to bring him out of his shell and gradually his confidence grew.

“He was with us for five months before he found a home. We were sad to see him go but delighted he had been given a second chance.

“Gordon had such a compelling story that he fronted our Christmas campaign in 2019. It made it even better that his tale had a happy ending.

“Unfortunately things didn’t work out and he was returned to us last month after a year in his home.

“We would love to find Gordon’s forever home. He is a lovely boy and just needs an owner who will be patient and be able to give him some boundaries."

Gordon cannot live in flats that do not have lifts and needs to be the only pet in the home. 

Anyone who can offer Gordon a home should visit the Scottish SPCA’s website and apply online here.