Homes sought for dogs seized in Staffordshire

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Cannock Chase Council is seeking permanent homes for 60 dogs that were rescued from a house earlier last month.

A veterinary team and police officers joined officers from the authority's  Environmental Health Service on a raid, which resulted in the dogs being taken into the Council’s possession as it was felt they were suffering, or likely to suffer, if their circumstances did not change. 

Chihuahua, German Shepherd and Bullmastiff dogs were among those rescued; and the owners of the dogs are now subject to an ongoing criminal investigation.

The largest dog welfare charity in the UK, Dogs Trust, has stepped in to help find permanent homes for the dogs, and they will be available for re-homing from Monday 11 November.

Councillor John Preece, Environment Portfolio Leader, said: “The Council is incredibly grateful for the support of Dogs Trust as without it these dogs could still be living in the atrocious conditions in which they were found. 

"I encourage anyone interested in re-homing a dog to phone the centre in Kenilworth and hear about the wonderful work they do. 

“The Council takes the welfare of animals very seriously. Anyone with information about a possible illegal puppy farm, or about someone running a dog breeding and selling business without a licence, should contact the Council on 01543 462621.”

Adam Clowes, Director of Operations at Dogs Trust, said: “We were delighted to support Cannock Chase Council with this case and pleased to be able to help find loving forever homes for these dogs.

"While they wait for special someone to come along, they will be cared for by our expert team of canine carers.

"Anyone wishing to adopt one of the dogs is welcome to contact us to go through our usual adoption process or phone our Kenilworth re-homing centre.”

Anyone interested in providing one of these dogs with a permanent new home should phone the Dogs Trust in Kenilworth on 01926 484398.  

Those wishing to support the work of the Dogs Trust and help care for these dogs while they await their permanent homes can donate online at www.dogstrust.org.uk.

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