Gorefield woman appeals for new home for dogs

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Could you provide a loving home for one of these dogs?

Mary Higgins is putting out an urgent appeal to find homes for 13 of her 33 dogs.

Mrs Higgins has been running a shelter at her Gorefield home for 34 years where she retrains and rehomes dogs.

But Mrs Higgins says she has been told to reduce the number of dogs and to cease activities following a noise complaint to Fenland District Council.

A complaint was made to the council in October about the dogs barking but Mrs Higgins says they only do this to “chat” when she’s out for one morning a week.

Council officers will be returning on March 23 to re-assess the noise and Mrs Higgins could be slapped with a £5,000 fine.

She said: “I need to find suitable homes for 13 dogs.

“They don’t fight or bite. You can take bones off them without any problems.

“They go to March Dog Club. Every one of my rescues has a rosette from there.

“People turn up on my doorstep from Peterborough with dogs they don’t want.

“I’m trying to find homes all the time. I’ve even contacted Battersea Dogs Home.

“I need to let people know that these are lovely dogs.”

Mrs Higgins has a range of dogs ready for homes.

She does not charge for the animals which she has retrained.

Among them are German Shepherds including Gracie, Mel, Moseby, Wellington and Chrisby.

Mrs Higgins says these will make lovely pets but asks that they are not used as guard dogs and kept on chains.

She also has Jack Russell Eerie, Polly and the labradoodle, Liquorice.

Mrs Higgins said: “No-one wanted her and she was just being passed around.

“She is full of fun and energy.

“The only thing I find with her is that she chases cats.”

If you are interested in rehoming a dog, please call Mrs Higgins on 0750 0658845.