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Rehoming - Labrador appeal back to rehoming

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find special new homes for 39 Labradors who are in the care of RSPCA animal centres across its East Region.

There were originally 82 of the dogs, 43 of which have either been successfully rehomed, or reserved awaiting to be rehomed, since the launch of the appeal in mid-April.

All of the dogs were removed from one location in Norfolk after their owner became unable to care for them. They were signed over to the RSPCA in late March 2008 and were assessed over three days at its Block Fen Animal Centre in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire.

From there, the operation began to move the Labradors to five other RSPCA animal centres to give them the best chance of finding new homes.

Special homes with patient owners needed
Most of the dogs were healthy when they came into RSPCA care, but many have been treated for ear mites and lice, and some may develop hip dysplasia problems caused by interbreeding.

None of them were used to people and had never been house-trained or trained to walk on a lead. They lived indoors and have not met children, cats, cars or even heard a television.

As a result 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.

All the Labradors will be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated when they are rehomed.

Can you help?
If you are an experienced owner and think you have the time, commitment and resources to offer any of these Labradors a loving home, please contact the individual animal centres listed below. Please call between 10am and 4pm only and please be patient as there could be a high volume of calls.

The animal centres where the Labradors are being cared for are:

RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre, Wimblington, Cambridgeshire
Block Fen is caring for 17 of the dogs, which are a mixture of black and golden-coloured female Labradors and one golden-coloured male. All are aged over six years.
Telephone: 0300 123 0726. (Please note that the animal centre is closed on Wednesdays.)

RSPCA Radcliffe-on-Trent Animal Shelter, Nottinghamshire
Radcliffe-on-Trent has 12 of the dogs who are aged between six and 10 years, and are either black or chocolate in colour.
Telephone: 0115 9334422. (Please note that the animal shelter is closed on Wednesdays.)

RSPCA Chesterfield Animal Centre, Derbyshire
Chesterfield is caring for two of the dogs, one male and one female called Sol and Kendra. They are both black and approximately four to five years old.
Telephone: 01246 273358. (Please note that the animal centre is closed on Mondays.)

RSPCA Derby Animal Shelter, Derbyshire
Derby has six of the dogs, five black females and one golden-coloured male. They are aged between five and 10 years old.
Telephone: 01332 344620. (Please note that the animal shelter is closed on Thursdays.)

RSPCA Blackberry Farm Animal Centre, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Blackberry Farm has two of the dogs, however only one is currently ready for rehoming. Tarka is female, chocolate-coloured and over four years old.
Telephone: 0300 123 0752. (Please note that the animal centre is closed on Mondays.)

Think first...
Please remember that pet ownership takes time, money, commitment and patience - owning a pet is likely to change your life completely. If you find an animal you want to offer a home to at an RSPCA centre, the centre's staff will need to make sure the animal is suitable for your circumstances. This process will include a home visit.


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