Bourne charity needs your help to rehome dogs

Gyll Mauchline, of Three Counties Dog Rescue, now has 70 dogs that need new homes. ANL-160429-105921001
Gyll Mauchline, of Three Counties Dog Rescue, now has 70 dogs that need new homes. ANL-160429-105921001
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The charity that rescued a pet dog from a Spalding home where police recovered the bodies of a mother and daughter is seeking help from dog lovers.

Bourne’s Three Counties Dog Rescue had more than 100 offers to rehome Bebe, who belonged to dinner lady Liz Edwards (49).

Bebe goes to a new home soon but the charity has 70 dogs on its books and desperately needs prospective owners to come forward.

Liz died alongside her daughter, Katie (13), in Dawson Close, Spalding, last month. Two children have been charged with their murders.

Bebe was found cowering in her crate by police officers who went to the address but is recovering well.

Charity volunteer Annabel Holland-Wing said: “We have had a lot of interest in Bebe but, unfortunately, no help with rehoming our other dogs.

“A lot of people were reacting to Bebe’s story but people don’t seem interested in our other dogs – we have got all of these lovely dogs and they have all got their stories to tell.”

One story involves Bonnie, a Westie cross, who was taken to Three Counties last week by a man in his eighties after he bought her for £350.

Annabel said Bonnie was advertised as a full West Highland Terrier and sold by the adult children of an elderly owner who has gone into a home.

The man who bought Bonnie was told she was four-years-old, slept well and was house trained.

“The elderly gentleman now says he feels they weren’t telling him everything because she cries all night and has had accidents in the house,” said Annabel. “When he fetched her, she was chained up outside surrounded by faeces. So he has brought her to us. We have advised him not to get another dog and he acknowledged that a dog wasn’t the right thing for him.”

It’s likely Bonnie is eight-years-old, rather than four, and may be blind in one eye. There’s also a question mark over her hearing.

“In our opinion, she is far more distressed than Bebe ever was,” said Annabel.

• Please visit threecountiesrescue.org to see dogs awaiting adoption or call 01778 440318/07708 589792.

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SPALDING MURDERS: Pet dog was cowering in her crate when police arrived at murder scene