‘Don’t leave these dogs in the lurch’, says West Norfolk charity

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs name Copper (left) and Oliver (right)
Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs name Copper (left) and Oliver (right)

Animal charity bosses in West Norfolk are appealing for would-be owners to come forward following a sudden surge of lurchers being offered for adoption.

At least six of the breed of dog have been brought to the West Norfolk RSPCA’s re-homing centre in recent weeks, and officials there admit they don’t know why.

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs names Jack (left) and Leaf (right)

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs names Jack (left) and Leaf (right)

Centre manager Penny Skate said: “It’s very unusual to have this number of lurchers available for rehoming.

“Lurchers are gentle, friendly dogs and are extremely popular as pets, so it’s a bit of a puzzle as to why we have so many for adoption at the moment.”

The lurchers are among more than 30 animals which are currently being cared for in the re-homing centre at Eau Brink, near Tilney All Saints.

Another is also expected to arrive there in the next few days.

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs name is Alfie

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs name is Alfie

Mrs Skate said they generally get on well with other breeds and make good family pets.

She added: “They will need a good sized, secure garden to have some off-the- lead fun and two good walks each day, but otherwise tend to be a bit lazy and are happy to spend the rest of the day pottering about or fast asleep.

“All dogs have individual characters and personalities, so there’s definitely a lurcher out there for everyone.”

Anyone interested in adopting one of the lurchers can visit the centre, which is open from 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday, or phone 01553 618889.

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs name is Gabby

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs name is Gabby

Information can also be found online at www.westnorfolkrspca.org.uk, which has a rehoming guide and an online application form.

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs name is Felicity

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs name is Felicity

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs name is Copper

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs name is Copper

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. 
Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre.
Dogs name is Oliver

Lurchers in need of new home, RSPCA Rehoming Centre, Eau Brink. Seven of the dogs that require homing, they are with staff and volunteers at the centre. Dogs name is Oliver