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Dozens of strays find a new owner

At Mayflower Dog Sanctuary in Bawtry are Rebecca Chapman and Laura Williams with Labrador Crossbreeds Lucy age nine and Rocky age eight.  (Buy this photo D1845TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

At Mayflower Dog Sanctuary in Bawtry are Rebecca Chapman and Laura Williams with Labrador Crossbreeds Lucy age nine and Rocky age eight. (Buy this photo D1845TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

 

Scores of Doncaster’s unwanted dogs have found new owners, thanks to a Free Press re-homing campaign.

Following the news that around 90 dogs had been abandoned over the festive period, the Free Press stepped in to launch our appeal to help find some of the unwanted pooches at the Mayflower Sanctuary a new home.

Kennel bosses have now revealed that 37 dogs have been adopted.

Hannah Briggs, kennel manager at the sanctuar in Narrow Lane, Bawtry, says the response has been ‘brilliant’.

She added: “We have had a lot of interest since the appeal started. And a lot more people know where we are now, which I think will help the dogs in the long-term.

“Quite a few of the dogs who have been with us for a long time have found new owners.”

Around 600 dogs were abandoned in Doncaster last year, and while the overwhelming response to the appeal has helped many of the strays cared for at the Mayflower to find a new owner, Hannah says that as soon as one dog is adopted another takes its place.

She added: “We have a huge waiting list. There are always more dogs out there who need a new home.”

The Mayflower cares for 52 pooches, and once again we are appealing to dog-lovers in the area, who have the time to care for a pet in the long-term, to consider adopting one of the two pet pooches featured this week.

Labrador cross-breeds Lucy, nine, and Rocky, eight, are a mother and son duo, who were donated to the Mayflower Sanctuary after their former owner became ill. The sanctuary would like to see them re-homed together.

Once a prospective owner has asked to take one of the dogs, staff arrange a home visit.

Contact the sanctuary on 01302 711330.

 

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