Charity appeal for furever home for rescue dog

A volunteer-run dog charity is appealing for a local home for one of their rescue dogs in need of a caring owner. 

Finding Furever Homes, who sponsor kennels near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, are calling on dog lovers in the surrounding areas to come forward and give Chica, one of their rescue dogs, a ‘furever’ home.

Chica, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull-terrier, suffers from a condition called spondylosis, which affects her spine and makes her hind legs weak. Since coming into the care of Finding Furever Homes, the charity has been paying for all her veterinary bills, including hydrotherapy to help build up her strength.

As Chica needs to continue with her treatment plan, which also includes physiotherapy and medication, the charity is looking for a home near to the Shrewsbury/Telford area. They will provide advice and financial help to the new owners, including the cost of pain relief for Chica.

Andrea Newton, trustee for Finding Furever Homes, said: “Before she came to us Chica had been carrying pain for a long time. Thankfully, due to her ongoing treatment, there’s no reason Chica can’t live the full and happy life she deserves. All she needs now is a loving owner.”

Due to her physical condition, Chica only requires gentle exercise such as walking or swimming, and would benefit from a quieter home where she can be the centre of attention. She can be worried around other dogs, but is well adjusted with cats.

While the charity is looking for a new home for Chica, those who would like to help but cannot adopt her can instead contribute to her treatment by visiting her JustGiving page.