Can you help rehome dogs
THE Bells has helped rehome two dogs found abandoned in the Isle - but we now need your help to find these two a loving home.
Last month we highlighted how Sangreat Sanctuary was struggling to cope with an unprecedented influx in abandoned dogs, including animals from the Isle, during the harsh winter.
Following our story two of the pooches - a black Labrador and a Jack Russell, who were both found wandering around the Isle - have been taken in by new owners,
And now we are asking Bells readers to do their bit again by asking if they could provide a loving home for this Staffy and black lurcher, which has a gentle temperament, which have been taken in by Sangreat.
Paul Greenfield, 51, who runs Sangreat with wife Sally, said: “We never put a healthy dog down. Each dog is funded by the council for eight days and then the financial weight falls on us.
“The recession is really kicking in now. People are in debt after Christmas and it’s the dogs that suffer.
“This is the most stretched we’ve ever been. We offer a 28-day probation period and if there are any problems at all, the dog can be returned to us.”
Owners pay £48 for a new life companion, but this includes a free microchip and neutering voucher, subject to terms and conditions.
Paul and Sally would also love to hear from any rescue homes that would be able to place stray dogs.
Last year, North Lincolnshire Council’s dog wardens picked up 441 stray dogs across the county.
By law, all dogs must wear a collar and tag and the tag must have the name and address of the dog’s owner written on it. This ensures that if the dog wardens find a stray dog, they can contact the owner.
Contact Sangreat on 01652 652453 or log onto www.sangreatkennels.co.uk/st to view dogs currently available for re-homing.
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