A blind puppy found wandering helpless and alone in Hyde Park has been rehomed in south east London.

Abandoned Oliver was rescued from the central London landmark by animal welfare charity Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.

The three-month-old Rottweiler has thankfully found a new family, moving in with Suzanne, and has already bonded with his new big sister Izzy.

She said: "Although Oliver is blind, he's such a confident boy! He's now fully settled, and with the help of his new big sister, Izzy, it took him no time at all to happily find his way around his new home.

"He's really bonded with Izzy, and the two now spend all of their time together; they love to go on country walks together and then have a snuggle in the evening. They're the best of friends!

Oliver has certainly settled into his new home, earning the nickname Oliver Twist after repeatedly bringing his bowl to Suzanne to ask for more treats.

"He's such a big character and he really goes to show that while rescue dogs aren't always perfect, they are definitely worth it."

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Steve Craddock, Centre Manager at Battersea says breeders are quick are quick to abandon young puppies when their chances of making a healthy profit are reduced.

He said: "We'll never know the real reason why young Oliver was abandoned, but it may have been because being blind would make it harder for a breeder to sell him to new owners.

"Dogs are amazing animals, and blind dogs are often very misunderstood. Although they may not be able to see, they can enjoy the world in different ways and will use their sense of smell to explore the world around them.

"Blind dogs are also very quick to map new environments and so can easily adjust to a home setting.

"We'd always urge anyone with a puppy that they can no longer look after to bring them into a rescue centre like Battersea.

"This way, they'll be safe and will have the best chance of finding the perfect home, just like Oliver has done with Suzanne. There's never any excuse for abandoning a helpless animal - rescues are here to help."