FENLAND: RSPCA needs help in finding loving homes for 20 Staffordshire Bull Terriers

PUBLISHED: 12:09 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 02 June 2010

One of the puppies which is in need of a new home

One of the puppies which is in need of a new home

THE RSPCA is currently trying to find new homes for some Staffordshire Bull Terriers in its care at its centre in Wimblington. There are 12 dogs at the RSPCA s Block Fen animal centre, including five puppies, and another eight in private boarding all wait

THE RSPCA is currently trying to find new homes for some Staffordshire Bull Terriers in its care at its centre in Wimblington.

There are 12 dogs at the RSPCA's Block Fen animal centre, including five puppies, and another eight in private boarding all waiting to find new homes.

At the Block Fen Animal Centre, there are seven dogs and five puppies.

Eddie, a two-year-old brindle-coloured male, came to the RSPCA after a change in his owner's circumstances.

He has had some basic training and has a lovely temperament, but will need an experienced owner who can spend lots of time with him.

The puppies will also need someone at home with them most of the time to give them the training they need.

RSPCA regional manager Suzie Graham said: "Staffordshire Bull Terriers suffer something of an image problem, because of those people who take them on for the wrong reasons.

"As with any other dog, with the right training and care, they can make absolutely brilliant pets.

"I would say to anyone looking for a rescue dog to look beyond the Staffie name and they will see some very lovely, loyal and friendly dogs."

At the Peterborough branch, there are six males and two female dogs, aged between eight months and five years.

Molly is a shy and quiet brindle-coloured female who has already been rehomed, but had to come back to the RSPCA when she became unwanted again.

She will need a quiet home and lots of affection.

Eight-month old Reggie is a tan-coloured Staffie cross whose owners could not afford to keep him.

Archie is a brindle two-year-old who has been in kennels for the longest time, having come in at the end of October 2008. He is a happy dog who just wants attention.

The RSPCA always sees lots of 'Staffies', many of which come to us for genuine reasons, but others have been bought as status symbols then have been badly treated or neglected when their owners no longer want to care for them.

They can then prove difficult to rehome because of the misconceptions surrounding the breed.

To find out about rehoming a Staffie or another animal from Block Fen, please call 0300 123 0726.

If you are planning to give one of the dogs a new home contact our newsdesk on 01354 652621.


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