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Wisbech Retired Greyhound Trust appeals for new home for healthy hounds

Rumble and Kelly with Barbara Townsend who is looking to rehome these Greyhounds after they have been badly treated by there former owners

Contact 01945 430311 ANL-140519-121019009

Rumble and Kelly with Barbara Townsend who is looking to rehome these Greyhounds after they have been badly treated by there former owners Contact 01945 430311 ANL-140519-121019009

Two greyhounds just weeks away from starving to death are looking for a new home after being nursed back to health.

Rumble and Kelly were grossly underweight and riddled with fleas when they arrived at the Wisbech branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust.

Their owners handed them into the charity, based in Marshland St James, after they were evicted from their home in February.

Barbara Townsend, who runs the branch, said: “They were extremely skinny. Both of them were around ten kilos underweight. If Kelly had been left another month her organs would have started failing.

“Rumble’s teeth were in such a bad condition, he could have also got blood poisoning.”

Barbara said Rumble has since had to have all but five of his teeth removed.

She also said Kelly had to undergo an emergency operation earlier this month for internal bleeding, but has made a good recovery.

Barbara is now looking for someone to foster the pair while they continue to get better, with all vets fees being paid for by the trust.

She said: “We are looking for someone to give them a foster home in the short term, or ideally, someone who would like to adopt them permanently.”

Kelly is nine years old and Rumble is 11, and they have been together for about six years.

Barbara said: “They eat, sleep and do everything with each other, so we’d like to re-home them together. They would also need to go to someone without cats.”

Anyone who can help can contact Barbara on 01945 430311.

 

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