11th Dec, 2019

Sixty dogs seeking new homes after being rescued from 'atrocious' suspected puppy farm

Laura Kearns 17th Nov, 2019

SIXTY dogs are seeking new homes after being rescued by Dogs Trust staff from ‘atrocious’ conditions at a suspected puppy farm.

They were rescued from a house in Cannock Chase after an order was made by magistrates. The dogs were taken as they were suffering or likely to suffer if left in the care of their owner.

Chihuahuas and German Shepherds were among those rescued, and many are now at the Dogs Trust in Kenilworth awaiting new homes.

Charity director of operations Adam Clowes said: “We were delighted to support Cannock Chase Council with this case and pleased to be able to help find loving forever homes for these dogs.

“While they wait for their special someone to come along, they will be cared for by our expert team of canine carers.

“Anyone wishing to adopt one of the dogs is welcome to contact us to go through our usual adoption process or phone our Kenilworth rehoming centre.”

The dogs’ owners are now subject to an ongoing criminal investigation.

Cannock Chase Council environment spokesman coun John Preece said: “The council is incredibly grateful for the support of Dogs Trust as without it these dogs could still be living in the atrocious conditions in which they were found.

“I encourage anyone interested in rehoming a dog to contact the centre in Kenilworth and hear about the wonderful work they do.”

Call 01926 484 398 or visit the centre in Honiley to find out more.

* WITH Christmas just around the corner, Dogs Trust is once again reminding potential pet owners a dog is for life.

Last January the charity received nearly 300 calls from people in the midlands wanting to give up a dog.

Online searches for puppies also rocketed by nearly 50 per cent in the countdown to Christmas. In the region pugs and cockapoos were the most sought-after breeds.

Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/adogisforlife to find out more about fostering, sponsoring a dog and for advice on dog ownership.

* DONATIONS are needed to help make Dogs Trust’s festive fund-raiser a success.

The Honiley-based rehoming centre is holding its annual Christmas fair on Saturday December 7 from midday to 4pm.

And to help raise as much money as possible for the charity, it is appealing for donations of gift sets, sweets, bottles of alcohol for its tombola and for bakers to create cakes for the refreshment stall. Voucher donations and larger prizes are also needed from local businesses for the raffle.

Entry to the event is free and will also include the chance for dogs to meet Santa Paws.

Donations can be sent or taken to Dogs Trust Kenilworth.

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