One of the RSPCA’s longest stay residents is looking for a new home after spending 300 days in kennels.
Blue the Lurcher has been overlooked by more than 3,000 potential owners and during his time in the kennels has seen 49 of his canine friends find their forever home at the RSPCA’s Suffolk East and Ipswich branch.
Four-year-old Blue first came into RSPCA care on May 16 2017 as his previous owner was unable to look after him.
He was rehomed the following month but sadly his owners struggled to handle him as he can be strong at times, so he returned to the RSPCA on November 6 2017 – where he has been waiting ever since.
Since November, the centre have had 3,420 people through its doors, but not one other person has expressed any interest in reserving him and staff at the centre are baffled as to why this could be.
Centre manager, Zoe Barrett, said: “If you want a dog to go and sit and have a cuddle with, all the staff here go and sit with Blue. He is a real favourite for all of us – we absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long-term home.
“We’ve tried to enlist the help of other animal centres so new people can see Blue but everywhere is so full that hasn’t worked either. He is a gorgeous dog I know there will be someone out there for him, there always is, but we just need that special person to come forward.”
Blue would need to go to a home with no other pets as his chase instinct is strong – an experienced Lurcher owner would be great for him.
You can see a video of Blue here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riiGYHRaa1k