North Lincolnshire Council and Sangreat Kennels plight to rehome stray dogs over Christmas and New Year has proved a success.
Of the 48 dogs council dog wardens picked up in December, 28 were either reunited with their owners or found new homes. But there are more dogs that urgently need rehoming.
In December, the council began a campaign to find homes for the dogs.
Every few weeks, it will highlight a particular dog in need of a home – that through no fault of its own – has ended up abandoned.
The first dog, known only as No 286, has already been rehomed and the council is now urgently looking for a home for dog No 354 – an American bulldog bitch that is thought to get on well with other dogs and cats.
In the run up to Christmas, the council also ran a ‘Santa Paws’ shoe box appeal to help give the dogs a Christmas to remember and which saw them inundated with generous donations of food, chews, blankets and toys.
Paul Greenfield, of Sangreat Kennels, Station Road, Brigg, said: “There’s been a fantastic response to the appeal and I want to thank all those who donated gifts for the dogs and more importantly for providing homes for many of the dogs.
“Christmas is always a sad time of year – more dogs are brought in during this time and it can be difficult rehoming them, not least because little is known about the dogs. We have some really lovely dogs that are in desperate need of a loving home and I would urge people to come and have a look.
For details of opening times and dogs in need of a home, visit www.sangreatkennels.co.uk.