Dogs reunited after surviving horrific conditions

THEY were found living in squalid conditions but now, two years later and after lots of tender loving care, they have been reunited. Forty-five of the dogs and their owners were at the RSPCA s Fenland animal centre at Block Fen, Wimblington, on Monday. It

THEY were found living in squalid conditions but now, two years later and after lots of tender loving care, they have been reunited.

Forty-five of the dogs and their owners were at the RSPCA's Fenland animal centre at Block Fen, Wimblington, on Monday. It was the first time they had been together since their removal from a Norfolk home along with hundreds of other animals.

RSPCA superintendent Tim Wass said: "It really doesn't get any better than this."

The RSPCA had to organise a huge re-homing exercise which saw potential owners queuing up for a chance to look after one of the dogs.


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More than 130 dogs were taken from the property in Trimingham, along with 80 cats and 100 small animals.

Many had no access to food and water and had matted coats and untreated infections.

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Barry Garner, of Princess Avenue, March, couldn't sleep after reading about the dogs, and he has never regretted taking over the care of Shauna.

He said: "She was just a bag of bones when we got her. She was so thin that when I took her out on the lead I couldn't feel her. Now she actually has muscle.

"When I saw Shauna it was love at first sight."

Barbara Mills, of Swallow Way, March, who looks after Dougal with husband John and son David said: "He has been no trouble whatsoever; he is such a sweetie. We will never regret having him."

Anne and David Barnes, of Money Bank, Wisbech, saw the story about the dogs on television and took in Fido.

"He is such a delight and has a very sweet nature," she said. "At first he didn't like people and he was terrified of children but he is fine now."

Fido is best friends with the couple's other dog, Boudicca, who has to use 'a chariot' to help her get around since losing the use of her back legs.

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