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‘Overwhelming’ response for our abandoned dogs

At Mayflower Dog Sanctuary in Bawtry is ' Jimmy' the two year old Pointer Cross.  (Buy this photo D1847TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

At Mayflower Dog Sanctuary in Bawtry is ' Jimmy' the two year old Pointer Cross. (Buy this photo D1847TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

An animal sanctuary has been inundated with 
requests to adopt unwanted pooches following the launch of our appeal to re-home abandoned dogs.

Last week we asked you, our kind-hearted readers, to help us to find stray dogs a home, after scores were left to fend for themselves over the festive period.

We featured a total of 10 dogs from the Mayflower Sanctuary, which is based in Narrow Lane, Bawtry, and sanctuary manager, Jennie Foxhall-Lord said staff had been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to the appeal.

“We’ve had a lot more calls and visits than normal, it’s been amazing,” she said.

“A lot of people seemed to be interested in the older dogs featured like Jack and Harvey, which is good because older dogs are often with us for longer.”

The Mayflower Sanctuary cares for a total of 52 pooches, and 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 six pet pooches featured this week.

Once a prospective owner has asked to take one of the dogs cared for at the Mayflower Sanctuary, staff will then arrange a home visit to make sure they have the space to look after the pooch of their choice.

Ms Foxhall-Lord added: “It’s about making sure the dog is a good fit for the owner, and vice versa. That’s very important. Once you’ve adopted the dog, that’s not the end of it.

“Our staff will be on hand to give you any advice you may need, and we also make sure every new owner attends a session with one of our dog listeners, who will teach you how to discipline your dog and how to be leader of the pack.”

Our appeal follows the news that approximately 90 dogs were abandoned in Doncaster last month, putting a huge 
strain on kennels across the borough.

Stray dogs found in the Doncaster area are taken to the Mount Pleasant kennels in Hampole, which only has the capacity to care 
for approximately 100 dogs at a time.

 

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