The RSPCA is desperately appealing for a new home for one of their longest stay residents – who has been overlooked by more than 3,000 potential owners.

Blue the lurcher has been in RSPCA care for a total of 302 days and during that time has seen 49 of his kennel mates find their forever home at the RSPCA’s Suffolk East and Ipswich branch.

Four-year-old Blue first came into RSPCA care on May 16 2017 as his previous owner was unable to look after him. He was rehomed the following month but sadly his owners struggled to handle him as he can be strong at times so he returned to the RSPCA on November 6 2017 – where he has been waiting ever since.

Blue has been reserved once since then but sadly the adoption fell through.

Since November the centre has had 3,420 people though it’s doors – but not one other person has expressed any interest in reserving him and staff at the centre are baffled as to why this could be.

Blue is a lovely calm friendly dog and absolutely loves Primula cheese so any new owner will need to keep a stock of this in!

Centre manager Zoe Barrett said, “If you want a dog to go and sit and have a cuddle with all the staff here go and sit with Blue. He is a real favourite for all of us – we absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long term home.

“I am a trained photographer and have taken pictures of Blue to try to help him find a home, he has been the cover photo on our Facebook page for months and has been advertised in our local media but still no one comes forward.

“We’ve tried to enlist the help of other animal centres so new people can see Blue but everywhere is so full that hasn’t worked either. He is a gorgeous dog I know there will be someone out there for him, there always is, but we just need that special person to come forward.”

Blue would need to go to a home with no other pets as his chase instinct is strong – an experienced lurcher owner would be great for him.


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