Calling animal lovers: please can you help give these pets a home?

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A Preston animal shelter is looking for kind-hearted pet lovers to help foster their cats and dogs.

As part of the re-homing process, staff at the Preston and District branch of the RSPCA at Slack Cottage, Longridge Road, Preston are hoping to find foster carers for their animals to give them a helping hand on the way to finding a forever home. Jess Tow, fostering co-ordinator at the centre, said: “If you are an animal lover who would love a pet but is unable to adopt, fostering is a brilliant way of helping animals in need.

Patch

Patch

“Being a foster carer really is a key contribution to an animal’s welfare and it enables us to help more animals and give them the experience of a normal loving home which they might not have experienced previously.”

Although many of the animals which go into the care of the centre can be cared for within a kennel and cattery environment, sometimes additional help is needed.

And as the RSPCA aims to relieve cruelty to animals many of the animals in their care need additional medical and emotional help.

One such dog in need of a foster or forever home is Patch, who, unfortunately, is finding kennel life very stressful which is having an effect on his health. Jess said: “Patch is a sweetheart who is just a big puppy. “He will not fail to put a smile on your face.

“Patch needs a home who are willing to train him and possibly take him to dog socialisation classes and most importantly are going to give him lots of love and affection.”

If you are interested in rehoming or fostering any of the animals, please contact the centre via email on rspcapreston@hotmail.com or call 01772 792553 between 12pm and 3pm.