Urgent appeal to find homes for border collies

Dog wardens at Blaby District Council are urgently appealing for anyone with experience looking after collie-type breeds that might be able to offer a home to a stray dog.

The Council has taken in several abandoned border collies or dogs of a similar breed over the last few months and the animals urgently need homes as they are not coping well in kennels.

Senior dog warden Michelle Ikin said: “We have some beautiful collies that would provide excellent companionship to someone or that could be used as working dogs with the right training.

“These breeds need a lot of attention and stimulation and do not react well to being kept in kennels so we really need to find homes for them as soon as possible as they’re getting quite stressed in their current situation.”

Around 160 strays are picked up each year by the local authority’s dog wardens and about a third of these are left homeless.

Photos and descriptions of all available dogs are available at www.blaby.gov.uk/dogs.

All animals are assessed, vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (where possible) and a fee of £95 is charged to cover these costs.

Anyone who feels they may be able to offer a home to a dog should contact Blaby District Council on env.health@blaby.gov.uk or 0116 272 7555


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