I've received the following two appeals from Dogs Trust in the last few days. These two dogs really need a loving new owner to look after them. Could you help?
TERMINALLY ILL LANA SEEKS LOVING LAST HOME
Dogs Trust Darlington’s Urgent Rehoming Appeal
Dogs Trust Darlington is today making an urgent rehoming appeal for one of their most unfortunate canine residents. Poor three-year-old Akita, Lana, has a degenerative condition affecting her nervous system and is looking for a home where she can live out the rest of her days in comfort.
Lana was brought into the Sadberge centre earlier this month after being found straying in the Sheffield area.
Sue Embleton, Dogs Trust Darlington Centre Manager, explains:
“Lana is a lovely, patient girl but sadly she has a degenerative condition affecting her central nervous system. She can be wobbly on her feet and has poor co-ordination but she still has a very good quality of life.
There’s no treatment for her condition so we’re looking for a very special home with people who can help her live the ‘good life’ while she can still get around to enjoy it. Dogs Trust will cover the cost of any vet bills arising from her condition, so owners needn’t worry about paying for them.”
Lana needs an experienced dog owner who will be at home for most of the day to look after her as her condition deteriorates. She will require a garden and a quiet home on ground floor level. She is good with children, but due to her short life expectancy it would probably be best that any children in the home are aged 12 years or over. Lana interacts well with other dogs but to offer her maximum rest she should be the only pet in the home.
Anyone interested in rehoming Lana should call Dogs Trust Darlington directly on 01325 333 114 or visit the centre at Hill House Farm, Sadberge, Co Durham DL2 1SL.
Mr Moo the Rescue Mastiff Seeks Udderly Lovely New Home
Dogs Trust Evesham Rehoming Appeal
Staff at Dogs Trust Evesham have launched an appeal to find a new home for an abandoned Bull Mastiff cross called Mr Moo.
The fawn and black ten-month-old dog was found as a stray in July by the Wychavon dog warden and when nobody came forward to collect him he was taken to Dogs Trust.
The Wickhamford-based rehoming centre cares for 150 unwanted dogs at any one time but Mr Moo’s need for a new home is especially urgent.
Chris Slight, Dogs Trust Evesham Centre Manager, explains:
“It was clear that Mr Moo had had surgery very recently on his leg but none of the vets in the local area have a record of having operated on him, so it looks like he may have found his way here from another town.
He’s still very young and sadly the post-operative rest means he’s missed out on learning manners and still bounces around like a puppy. This is a problem as the previous operation on his leg was not successful and he needs to take it easy before further surgery can be done.
Dogs Trust will cover the cost of the future leg operation but a kennel environment is not ideal and he desperately needs an experienced owner who can offer the time and patience to teach him about all the things he’s missed out on while helping him rest up. Mr Moo is a handsome, loyal young chap and will make a wonderful pet once he’s back on his feet.”
Mr Moo enjoys the company of other dogs but is excitable so would not be suitable to live in a home with children or nervous pets.
For more information on Mr Moo or any of the 150 dogs at Dogs Trust Evesham currently looking for a home please contact the centre directly on 01386 830 613 or visit 89 Pitcher’s Hill, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RT.