December 11 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 5, 2013
A FENLAND animal rescue centre is looking for loving homes for two of their most resilient dogs.
The RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre near March hopes dog lovers will come forward to take in Richie, a neutered 18-months-old Staffordshire bull terrier, and George, a nine-years-old neutered Staffordshire bull terrier crossbreed.
Richie found his way to the animal centre having been reported lame and without any veterinary treatment.
Staff at the animal centre discovered he had dislocated his left hip.
He has been operated on and suffers no ill effects from the injury.
Being young and active, Richie finds it hard being stuck in a kennel environment.
The staff at the animal centre are concerned his behaviour could deteriorate if he is kept in kennels for any length of time.
RSPCA Animal Centre manager Jackie Williams said: “Richie would suit an active family, with experience of dogs of this breed and nature.
“We would not rule out him being homed or fostered with another dog – he just really needs a great new home.”
George was kept in a metal cage in the garden by his previous owners before being discovered by an RSPCA inspector.
The staff have nick named him ‘Gorgeous George’ because of his wonderful temperament, but he does not cope well in a kennel.
Mrs Williams said: “It has even got to the point now where he is damaging himself during the night.
“We can’t understand why he hasn’t been found a new home by now - he would suit any kind of family, with or without other dogs, as long as he has the company of people to love him.”
Anyone who can either foster or adopt either dog should contact Jackie Williams on 0300 123 0726. For more information e-mail www.rspca.org.uk/local/block-fen-animal-centre