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Animal Charity Work Continues Over Christmas

Leo Staffy dog rspca

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:22pm 31st July 2017.

An animal charity in Buckinghamshire says even though they're not open to the public for the next couple days; staff will still be in caring for all the abandoned and mistreated cats and dogs.

Julie Allen at the RSPCA Centre at the Blackberry Farm, situated between Waddesdon and Quainton, says one of their charges - is a 7 year-old dog called Leo - who starred in the BBC-1 tv show Pet School:

"He's a lovely dog - if people can look past the fact he's a Staffy - we need to him in a home. He's been with us now for more than 400 days in kennels, which is really quite sad."

Leo is a 7 year-old Brindle-White Staffordshire Bull Terrier (pictured below)

Leo Staffy dog rspcaJulie added:

"We're full everywhere effectively and have been all year. As soon as we get a kennel free or a cat-pod free - then we have another inspector with another case ready to bring another animal in to fill the space; either in boarding somewhere else or waiting to be brought into us - it's endless."

At Blackberry Farmmost of the animals have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners.
When they go to the centre, the animals are often nervous of strangers. Staff spend weeks, sometimes months, looking after them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance.
The centre look after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, farm animals and numerous varieties of small domestic animals - at any one time we could be caring for over 200 animals.


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