Essex RSPCA: 5 animals who are looking for new homes
Here is a selection of animals from the RSPCA Essex offices and affiliated Danaher Animal Home that are looking for forever homes.
There are some animals from the Essex South, Southend & District branches, the South West branch and the Danaher Animal Home.
If you think you could give one of these a new home, visit either the Essex South, Southend & District Branch, South West Branch or the Danaher Animal Home website for more information.
You can also donate to charities to help them continue their rescue work on the same sites.
Age – Three to six months old
Breed – Lurcher
Star is a Lurcher puppy looking for a forever home and would need an adopter with a lot of time and energy.
All children in the house must be at least 10 years old and the Star requires access to a private, secure garden.
Patience and positive, reward-based training are also musts for Star to grow into a well-behaved, versatile adult dog.
If you’re interested in adopting Star, you can see her full profile here.
Age – Three years old (approximately)
Breed – British Bulldog
Color – lilac
Violet is a dog described by the RSPCA as “loving and friendly” and is looking for a new home.
Her skin color is the so-called lilac, a diluted color that can lead to skin problems such as alopecia and allergies. The RSPCA has taken great care to heal her skin, but she is likely to have ongoing problems and may need regular treatment.
Additionally, Violet gets along well with other dogs and could potentially live in a house with another.
If you’re interested in adopting Violet, you can see her full profile here.
Age – 13 years (approx.)
Breed – Domestic shorthair crossbreed
Color – ginger and white
Tigger is a cat that came into the care of the RSPCA after her previous owner was taken into care.
This meant that Tigger was left alone for long periods of time, leaving him feeling quite withdrawn and scared.
Since joining the RSPCA he has become “more trusting and loving” so they are confident he will thrive in a loving home.
Tigger needs owners who are willing to take the time to build trust with him by showing him lots of love while giving him space.
If you’re interested in adopting Tigger, you can see her full profile here.
Pip and Sandy
Gender – Not specified on the RSPCA site
Age – Four years old (approximately)
Breed – Terrier crossbreed (Pip) and Pomeranian (Sandy)
Color – Gray (Pip) and Tan/White (Sandy)
Pip and Sandy came into the care of the RSPCA as strays. They are described as “kind and loving” but also a little “shocked and confused by the course of their lives”.
Sandy is more confident and Pip just seems to follow where Sandy goes, so the two start looking for a home together.
The RSPCA says it’s possible the two dogs have never lived in a house, which could require a calm and patient approach to toilet training, walking on a leash and being led around the house.
If you’re interested in adopting Pip and Sandy, you can see their full profile here.
Many animals are being abandoned in Essex, according to the RSPCA
Last year the RSPCA said there were 850 reports of abandoned animals in Essex in 2021.
From January to July in 2022, 750 reports were already submitted, which corresponds to an increase of 51 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
The charity fears the huge surge in pet ownership that has skyrocketed during the pandemic, combined with the cost of living crisis, has weighed on people’s finances.
Dermot Murphy, Chief Inspectorate Officer at the RSPCA, said: “The idea of putting your cat in a carrier and taking them to a secluded spot in the woods before you go away is absolutely unthinkable and heartbreaking for most pet owners.
“Unfortunately, every day we see animals being abandoned so ruthlessly.”