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East Lindsey District Council in dog rehoming help plea

Four or five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Milo, is among the dogs looking for a new home.

Four or five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Milo, is among the dogs looking for a new home.

The district council is looking for new ‘forever’ homes for almost 30 unclaimed dogs - including an influx of Staffordshire Bull Terriers

The council says its dog warden collected an “unprecedented amount” of stray dogs during the past year.

The dogs have all been picked up on the streets of East Lindsey and not claimed meaning new ‘forever homes’ are being sought for all these dogs, each having their own characteristics and requirements.

One breed of dog which the council picks up more than others is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier – or Staffie.

In recent years this breed has suffered from over-breeding and has received a bad reputation making it more difficult for the council to re-home them, but according to the local authority the RSPCA say they are wonderful dogs that can be well-behaved, affectionate and playful.

Dog warden Sue Farenden said: “With the recent influx of Staffies we only have a small number of kennels left. This will cause us huge problems in coming months if we cannot re-home some of these dogs.

“We also have other breeds of dog waiting to be re-homed too, so if you are looking to welcome a new pet to your home, why not consider re-homing one of these wonderful dogs?”

Each year the council collects around 150 abandoned dogs.

For more information on re-homing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or any of the other dogs, contact 01472 388551.

 

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