Please help Kumar - one of the RSPCA’s most misfortunate dogs

THE RSPCA is desperately looking for a new home for one of its most misfortunate dogs that has been returned back to the charity on FOUR separate occasions.

It is now more than a year since little Kumar originally came into RSPCA care back in January 2011.

But despite the RSPCA finding him three terrific new homes, fate has played a tragic role in his life and he has had to be returned back to the RSPCA through no fault of his own.

And the tragedy of leaving so many loving new homes had left poor Kumar suffering from separation anxiety.

The two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier was taken in by the RSPCA because he was originally kept in a home where the owner had too many animals and they couldn’t cope.

He was eventually rehomed to a family of grandparents and grandchildren, but when the family’s personal circumstances changed, they reluctantly had to return Kumar to the RSPCA.

It looked like Kumar’s bad luck may have then taken a turn for the better when he was rehomed to a second family who gave him the loving home he so desperately craved.

But sadly the family suffered a personal tragedy and as a result were no longer able to care for Kumar anymore and once again had to come back to the care of the RSPCA.

In a bitter twist of circumstances, Kumar was again found a new home, but because of his anxiety of missing his previous owners Kumar actually developed separation anxiety and the new owners could not cope with him and again he was returned to the RSPCA.

Vicky Bradshaw, kennel supervisor at the RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire, said: “Kumar has been through one of the most tragic sets of circumstances I have ever known one dog to endure.

“Three times he has been found loving homes, but because of changes in each of the families’ circumstances, and through absolutely no fault of Kumar’s whatsoever, he has had to be returned back to the RSPCA, because fate has conspired against him.

“It actually breaks my heart when I think of the times he has gone off with a family and it has looked like it is going to work out for the best, but then in some bitter sad and tragic twist of fate, the family have had to give him up again.

“Kumar has so much love to give and deserves a loving home, understandably given what he has gone through he doesn’t do well in the kennel environment and so we cannot put him in our rehoming block due to the stress it causes him.

“It’s such a shame that one dog has had to go through so much tragedy and upset in such a short period of time. I just hope there is someone out there who can come forward and give him the home that he deserves and has come so close to before, but it has been snatched away because of a spate of sad events.

“The last time poor Kumar was returned was due to separation anxiety, he has never suffered from this in his previous homes so we do feel it’s down to his unsettled start.

“Kumar will need someone at home all day initially, we do feel in time and once settled he may improve. Kumar has previously lived with very young children and is brilliant with them; he loves other dogs and should be fine to live with one. Kumar is a real sweetheart who has just had such a bad start in life.”

Anyone interested in offering Kumar a new home is urged to call Block Fen Animal Centre direct on 0300-1230726.