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Homes sought for 100 St Bernards

OVER 100 St Bernards which were taken from kennels belonging to mary-Ellen Collis’ Wardana in Northamptonshire are looking for new homes.

The dogs, which were removed in December 2008 have been cared for in private boarding kennels on behalf of the RSPCA.

Now ownership of the St Bernards has been signed over to the RSPCA and and the charity wants to find new owners for each dog, preferably in the east of England. The dogs are being rehomed in small groups through various RSPCA animal centres.

Priority will be given to potential owners who live nearest to where the dogs are currently being cared for to limit how far they will have to travel to their new homes.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "Priority will be given to people living in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Nottinghamshire. However, enquiries from other areas will still be taken."

The RSPCA added that St Bernards were large dogs and, as these particular animals had lived in kennels all their lives, they were not used to walking on leads and had not been house trained.
The majority of the dogs range in age from two years to eight years and older.

Mary-Ellen Collis’ and her partner now face prosecution.


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