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  • Desperate appeal to keep ‘love-struck’ dogs together

    Danielle Thompson

    STAFF and volunteers at Freshfields Animal Rescue have made a desperate last-ditch appeal for a shared new home for two love-struck doggies after sharing their unique story.

    The team at the sanctuary are desperate to find a home for seven-year-old Deerhound cross Millie and long-legged cross-breed terrier Gyp, eight.

    The pair grew up together in a happy home and were handed into the centre in the summer – and the inseparable couple do everything together and snuggle up together to sleep at night.

    The pair have been spayed and neutered as all animals are at the rescue centre. Now the staff, who know that the pair are pining for a new home, say they are desperate for them to be re-homed together so they don't have to lose each other.

    Debbie Hughes from Freshfield Animal Rescue said: “Millie and Gyp are so affectionate and adorable and we want them to find a home where they can cuddle up together forever – they are wonderful pets and would be wonderful companions for someone, together.

    “Millie is the ‘pretty one’ with fluffy hair and a winning smile – but poor Gyp has been seen by some as the ‘ugly duckling’ of the pair, with a bit of a gammy leg and some aches and pains.

    “He has no feeling in his front leg due to an accident and the vet says he might lose the leg one day.

    “Lots of people have wanted to adopt Millie, but they didn’t want to take her beloved Gyp too.

    “We know that Gyp is a stunning swan on the inside, even if he looks a bit quirky on the outside.

    “We are desperate to keep this inseparable pair together, in a home where they could snuggle up together in the same bed, like they did when they lived with their previous owner who sadly couldn't care for them any more.

    “They are becoming sad in the kennels, and although we know it would be devastating for them we might be forced to take the heartbreaking step of splitting them up.

    “We are appealing for Champion readers to write a happy ending for Millie and Gyps.”

    For more information on these two or other animals, visit freshfields.org.uk

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