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Cats and dogs need caring new owners
4:17pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
NEEDY animals in the borough are still desperate for homes – as a campaign to encourage people to adopt furry friends from their local RSPCA branch continues.
Last month Bury and Oldham RSPCA revealed the number of mistreated and abandoned pets they look after had reached an all-time high.
But after publicity lucky Jack Russell Patch was rehomed on August 8 with new owners who spotted our article and came to the centre to meet him.
And with around 40 cats currently needing homes, previously-featured kitten Bueno was also lucky enough to move into a new home on August 8.
Faced with a steady turnover, the centre needs to rehome as many as pets as possible – including nine-year-old black and white collie Mitch.
Centre manager Lisa Walsh said: “Mitch has not had the best start in life – he was taken into another animal rescue centre due to him being neglected and despite being rehomed he has yet again found himself back in care.
“All the staff at RSPCA Bury and Oldham are desperate for the public’s support – we want to find Mitch the forever home he deserves.
“Mitch is an old chap who is looking for a quiet home where he can retire and have lots of happy experiences to outweigh all the negatives in his life so far.”
Lisa said neutered Mitch loves to go out for short brisk walks and enjoys playing in the centre’s paddock with a teddy elephant.
She added: “Since Mitch has been in our care he has learned to trust humans again and now enjoys having human companionship. He has a few ongoing issues including hip dysplasia, common in many breeds, and poor vision due to his age.”
As well as long-term companions for animals like Mitch, the centre is keen to find short-term foster families to give animals a respite from life in the kennels and catteries.
Of the other animals we have previously featured, tabby Tamba has been reserved by a prospective owner who now needs to pass a home check, but moggies Freddie, Honey bee, Galaxy and Oreo are all still seeking families. Manager Lee Speed added: “If you are in a position to take on a new pet, always consider looking in your local animal centre first.
“These are animals who desperately need homes and we take the animals most in need.
“They may have been abandoned or have belonged to an elderly person who passed away and they have nowhere else to go.
“We do not have many restrictions on age and lifestyle, asking only that people go through a home check. If you are willing and able, we would consider you.”
Anyone interested in adopting Mitch or other featured pets can contact the centre on 0161 624 4725 extension 202; visit the centre on Rhodes Bank, Mumps, Oldham; or visit rspca-buryoldham.org.uk To see the latest animals needing homes: search for RSPCA Bury-Oldham on Facebook.
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