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Home found for Sandy!



Update: Great News, Sandy has been rehomed 

The response we've had to help Sandy has been overwhelming, so TDC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for sharing the post and helping us find her a new home!

Thank you

Original Post Below

Torridge District Council is putting out a call for help to try and find a loving home for a little Lurcher abandoned in Holsworthy. The female dog who is known to the team as Sandy was abandoned outside Holsworthy Police Station and was found on Monday 25th April. Despite a widely shared Facebook campaign and a search on national lost and stolen sites the Council have not been able to find any further history for the dog. Unfortunately, local rehoming charities are also at capacity, which has prompted the Council to put out an appeal for a new home for Sandy.

Sandy's handlers describe her as a gentle but timid girl who is looking for a loving owner to help her grow in confidence. She loves the company of people and enjoys human affection. Unfortunately, Sandy has not had the best of starts to life and gets very anxious when closed into smaller spaces overnight.

As the Council do not fully understand Sandy's history a specific home and owner would be required for her, and potential adopters should consider:

  • A home with no other pets or children due to her nature and lack of history.
  • Previous experience of looking after a rescue dog.
  • Sandy would need to be walked on a lead, unless in a secure field with no other dogs.
  • She would also benefit from having someone spend a lot of time with her initially to build a new bond.

Any potential home will also need to be in the Torridge District and would be subject to a home visit inspection from the Torridge Environmental Protection Team.

The staff at the holding kennels have reportedly all fallen in love with her and she would make a lovely companion for the right person.  If you feel you can give Sandy the loving home she has been searching for, please email  or call 01237 428700.

April 2022

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