'Sweet' dog Roxy re-homed after five months in Doncaster RSCPA animal centre
A ‘sweet’ dog has enjoyed her first family Christmas, after spending over five months in a Doncaster animal rescue centre.
Roxy, a 10-year-old Boxer cross, spent a total of 157 days at the RSPCA South Yorkshire Animal Centre in Bawtry before being re-homed – just in time for the holidays.
Chris Pickard, trustee of the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District branch, said: “The team had promoted Roxy on social media platforms but it seemed that, for no good reason, she would be spending Christmas at the centre.
“Roxy is a sweet girl who loves to be around humans; she likes a good run playing with tennis balls.
"Then one day a gentleman arrived and very quickly it became clear it was a match. Roxy was re-homed earlier this month and spent Christmas with her new family.”
Roxy was lucky enough to be re-homed ahead of Christmas, but some animals remain in the centre, on Great North Road, throughout the festive period.
They are, however, well looked after by centre staff and given the love and attention they deserve – especially at this special time of year.
Every animal who is at the centre was treated to a Christmas dinner and a stocking full of toys and treats.
Roxy is just one of over 900 animals that the RSPCA South Yorkshire Animal Centre re-homed during 2019.
Chris added: “Centre staff and volunteers appreciate each and every person who re-homes an animal. As the charity is self-funded, it is the support of local Doncaster and Rotherham communities that keep the place going.
“Your local RSPCA team thank you for your support and wish you a happy new year.”
He added a message for anyone who may be thinking of adopting a pet in the new year.
“Remember your local RSPCA animal centre when you are looking for an addition to the family.”
The RSPCA South Yorkshire Animal Centre is closed today, open from 11am to 2pm on New Year’s Eve, and closed in New Year’s Day. It will be open as usual all other dates across the festive season, and regular opening hours will resume from January 2. There is an adoption embargo in place at the centre until January 2, however adoptions until then will be on a discretionary basis, reserves can be taken as normal.