A canine charity is making an urgent appeal to find new homes for nine dogs.
Pentney’s Lindsey Forrest founded Shaman’s Legacy in 2013 after coming across two lost Huskies.
Now she and her foster carers are swamped with nine dogs, ranging from a Dachshund to a Husky.
Lindsey, who runs the charity alongside holding down a full-time job, said some of the dogs were found as strays while others have been handed in by their former owners.
She said: “We are incredibly busy at the moment and need to find new homes for the nine dogs in our care.
“Normally things have died down from Christmas. But I think there are so many more dogs being bred by unscrupulous breeders and some people buy puppies without realising the amount of work, training and company they need.
“People give up their dogs due to job changes, unemployment, relationship break-down and losing their home.”
Among the dogs being cared for by Shaman’s Legacy is Dachshund Frankie, who is two to three-years-old. He is good with other dogs and older children.
The charity is currently caring for three Huskies – five-year-old Meg, along with Loki and Zeus, who are both just over a year-old. Foster carers are also caring for Neeka, who is a Husky cross.
Kaiya is an 18-month-old Northern Breed Mix, who is good with all dogs and children.
Staffordshire bull terrier Molly is also looking for a new home, along with five-year-old Malamute Elvis, who would suit a home where he is the only dog.
And finally there’s Molly, a two-year-old Dogue De Bordeaux cross Rottweiler.
All dogs are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated as standard, and every adoption is subject to a full home check and adoption fee.
Lindsey, who is also considering setting up a dog sitting service, said: “I have found this work really rewarding. We have found new homes for 112 dogs since 2013.”
If you can help contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.facebook.com/shamanslegacy
Alternatively call 07943 812827.