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Three-legged dog found in Hove looking for home

The Argus: Three-legged dog looking for home Three-legged dog looking for home

A three-legged dog needs a new home after he was found limping around Hove.

The three-legged Staffordshire Bull Terrier, with no microchip or collar, was found by dog wardens.

The dog, who has been named Danny, was taken by South Coast Staffie Rescue, a voluntary rescue service managed by Gina Tillet, where he was looked after and checked over.

His owners have not come forward and the rescue team is now looking for a new home for him.


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A volunteer at the rescue service Karl Keating said: “He is lovely, a little bit temperamental with other animals, so he would be best as an only pet.

“It is such a shame. It is a common story that some people just abandon their dogs like this.”

He added Danny requires no special care, just lots of love and attention, and the sooner he is re-homed the better.

He said: “We are in desperate need to find a new home for him.

“Staffies are not ones to be kept in kennels and he has been getting very stressed out - he keeps jumping up and down.

“When you get him out of the kennels and going for a walk on the lead and he is a totally different dog.”

The Staffie Rescue is ideally looking for a permanent new home for Danny or for someone to take him in as a foster dog until new owners can be found.

All food and vet care costs will be covered if someone wants to look after him temporarily.

South Coast Staffie Rescue takes in dogs from various backgrounds, including strays and dogs which have been victims of cruelty.

If you are interested in helping Danny find a new home or to foster him visit www.southcoaststaffierescue.org.uk or call 07921 227323.

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9:14am Sun 20 Apr 14

Wide Bertha says...

No doubt the owner will be labelled as ' absolute scum ' by the auto-assumption brigade, while they disregard Vladimir Putins' behaviour...........
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No doubt the owner will be labelled as ' absolute scum ' by the auto-assumption brigade, while they disregard Vladimir Putins' behaviour........... ... Wide Bertha
  • Score: -21

10:10am Sun 20 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

The owner is absolute scum.

I don't give a hoot about Vladamir Putin. It serves no British interest,

I imagine this dog came from the local Plkey site so therefore the Greens can be blamed for letting them run riot.
The owner is absolute scum. I don't give a hoot about Vladamir Putin. It serves no British interest, I imagine this dog came from the local Plkey site so therefore the Greens can be blamed for letting them run riot. NathanAdler
  • Score: 21

10:35am Sun 20 Apr 14

tykemison says...

The owner is absolute scum for abandoning this creature, as above, probably a travellers dog as otherwise someone would come forward with information. Also, does the two legged lass in the picture need a new home too:-)
The owner is absolute scum for abandoning this creature, as above, probably a travellers dog as otherwise someone would come forward with information. Also, does the two legged lass in the picture need a new home too:-) tykemison
  • Score: 17

2:46pm Sun 20 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

Put it out of its misery
Put it out of its misery FatherTed11
  • Score: -24

8:18am Mon 21 Apr 14

Juleyanne says...

Rubbish! A dog can cope perfectly well on three legs. Mammals can adapt well to life on three legs. I have seen many three legged dogs and cats and foxes run and jump the same as those with four legs. This little chap would prosper in a good loving home and make someone a wonderful companion.
Unfortunately I have a cat who is terrified of dogs but I pray someone comes forward and gives this handsome fellow a chance in life.
Rubbish! A dog can cope perfectly well on three legs. Mammals can adapt well to life on three legs. I have seen many three legged dogs and cats and foxes run and jump the same as those with four legs. This little chap would prosper in a good loving home and make someone a wonderful companion. Unfortunately I have a cat who is terrified of dogs but I pray someone comes forward and gives this handsome fellow a chance in life. Juleyanne
  • Score: 8

5:37pm Mon 21 Apr 14

melee says...

Sorry but it's all very well saying he would be best as an only pet because he's 'a little bit temperamental' with other animals but what happens when you want to take him out? Is he going to attack some poor old lady's pet in the park? I hope they are going to make sure he goes to someone responsible who will keep him under control. Otherwise, yes I'm sure he is fine with three legs and could have a long and happy life.
Sorry but it's all very well saying he would be best as an only pet because he's 'a little bit temperamental' with other animals but what happens when you want to take him out? Is he going to attack some poor old lady's pet in the park? I hope they are going to make sure he goes to someone responsible who will keep him under control. Otherwise, yes I'm sure he is fine with three legs and could have a long and happy life. melee
  • Score: -2

7:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

truescouser says...

If you think that's bad,i've seen plenty of two-legged dogs wandering the streets of brighton............
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If you think that's bad,i've seen plenty of two-legged dogs wandering the streets of brighton............ .................... .................... ... truescouser
  • Score: 3

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