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Appeal for homes for dogs

PUBLISHED: 14:13 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:32 07 July 2010

The RSPCA is appealing for new homes for 82 dogs whose owner could not cope anymore.

Last month Christina Cade, from Swanton Morley, agreed to give the Labradors to the pet charity after they contacted her following a tip off from a concerned caller.

The RSPCA is appealing for new homes for 82 dogs whose owner could not cope anymore.

Last month Christina Cade, from Swanton Morley, agreed to give the Labradors to the pet charity after they contacted her following a tip off from a concerned caller.

Now after their assessments and treatments the dogs are now ready to be re-homed.

RSPCA animal welfare manager for the Eastern region, Paul Williams, said: “With the correct socialisation and plenty of TLC we are in no doubt that these dogs will all make great pets.

“Having spent so long living as a pack and having little human contact, they deserve to live the rest of their lives in caring homes”

The Labradors, who vary in colour and age, are spread out across various RSPCA animal centres in order to give them the best chance at finding a new family.

While most of the dogs were healthy when they came into RSPCA care, many have been treated for ear mites and lice, and some may develop hip dysplasia problems caused by inter breeding.

None of them were used to people and had never been house-trained or trained to walk on a lead and as they lived indoors and have not met children, cats, cars or even heard a television, the dogs are nervous and will need special homes with owners who have the time and patience to help them adapt to every day life.

Block Fen Animal Centre in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire has a mixture of 40 Labradors, all are aged over six years. Call 0300 1230726.

Radcliffe-on-Trent Animal Shelter in Nottinghamshire has 20 dogs aged between six and 10-years-old. Call 01159 334422.

Chesterfield Animal Centre in Derbyshire has 10 dogs aged between four and five-years-old. Call 01246 273358.

Woodside Animal Centre in Leicester has two black dogs named Sue and Daze who are not responding well to the kennel environment and urgently need new homes. Call 0116 2336677.

Derby Animal Shelter has six dogs all over five-years-old. Most of them are ready for new homes although they are still being monitored by a vet. Call 01332 344620.

And Blackberry Farm Animal Centre in Buckinghamshire has four dogs, all over four-years-old, who not currently ready for re-homing as they are still under veterinary treatment, but inquiries are welcome. Call 0300 1230752.

All the Labradors will be neutered, microchipped and be up to date with vaccinations when they are re-homed.

For more information call the above centres between 10am and 4pm or visit www.rspca.org.uk/rehoming.