Strays find homes at last

SOME of our four-legged friends have found a loving home thanks to a newspaper campaign. Following on from our 2006 success, the Weston & Somerset Mercury ran a 12 Strays of Christmas campaign in our December 27 issue.

SOME of our four-legged friends have found a loving home thanks to a newspaper campaign.

Following on from our 2006 success, the Weston & Somerset Mercury ran a 12 Strays of Christmas campaign in our December 27 issue.

Since the article, the RSPCA has been flooded with requests to see the cats and dogs but the charity is still desperate to find a loving abode for the small animals.

The two German Shepherds, Izzy and Polar, went almost straight away as lots of people wanted to adopt them. Staff at the animal charity were pleased to find them a home as the two dogs have been staying at the kennels in Brent Knoll for several months.


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Animal lovers have also shown a big interest in Sky, Izzy's sister, and RSPCA staff are sure she will find a new home in the next few days.

Animal care assistant Katy Freeman said: "From the dog and cat point of view we have done really well but we haven't had requests for the smaller animals.

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"Animals like Salt and Pepper, the two gerbils, usually go in the Spring. Smaller animals that like a little run around in the garden are more likely to be sold in the warmer months, as people don't want to bother looking after them during winter."

The only dog the charity is having trouble with is Bruce the rottweiler, as the breed has received bad reports in the national newspapers after an inquest into the death of a 13-month-old toddler was held.

Katy said: "People are staying away from Bruce after the bad press but he could not be more different. He is daft as a brush and everyone who knows him loves him."

Anyone interested in adopting an animal is urged to call the RSPCA in Brent Road on 01278 782671.

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