These 5 animals from RSPCA Essex are looking for their forever homes
Here is a selection of animals from the RSPCA branches in Essex and the affiliated Danaher Animal Home who are looking for a forever home.
There are some animals from the Essex South, Southend & District branches, the South West branch and the Danaher Animal Home.
If you think you would be able to rehome one of them go to either the Essex South, Southend & District branch, the South West branch, or the Danaher Animal Home website for details.
You can also donate to charities to help them carry on their rescue work at the same websites.
Gender - Female
Age - Three to six months old
Breed - Lurcher
Colour - White
Star is a Lurcher puppy that is looking for her forever home and would require an adopter with lots of time and energy.
Any children in the house must be 10 years old or above, and Star will need access to a private secure garden.
Patience and positive reward-based training are also a must for Star to grow into a well-behaved, well-rounded adult dog.
If you want to adopt Star you can view their full profile here.
Gender - Female
Age - Three years old (approx.)
Breed - British Bulldog
Colour - Lilac
Violet is a dog who is described as having a "loving and friendly nature" by the RSPCA and is looking for a new home.
Her skin colour is what is called Lilac, which is a diluted colour that can lead to skin-related issues such as alopecia and allergies. The RSPCA has taken great care to heal her skin but she is likely to have ongoing issues and might need regular treatment.
Additionally, Violet gets on well with other dogs so could potentially live in a home with another one.
If you want to adopt Violet you can view their full profile here.
Gender - Male
Age - 13 years old (approx.)
Breed - Domestic shorthair crossbreed
Colour - Ginger and white
Tigger is a cat who came into the care of the RSPCA after his previous owner was taken into care.
This meant Tigger was left on his own for a long period of time and as a result he became rather withdrawn and frightened.
Since coming into the RSPCA he has become more "trusting and affectionate" so they are confident he will thrive in a loving home.
Tigger will need owners who are willing to take the time to build trust with him by showing him lots of love whilst also giving him space.
If you want to adopt Tigger you can view their full profile here.
Pip and Sandy
Gender - Not stated on RSPCA page
Age - Four years old (approx.)
Breed - Terrier crossbreed (Pip) and Pomeranian (Sandy)
Colour - Grey (Pip) and Tan/white (Sandy)
Pip and Sandy came into the care of the RSPCA as strays. They are described as "friendly and affectionate" but also a little "shocked and confused with the way their life is going".
Sandy is more confident and Pip just seems to follow where Sandy goes, so the pair are looking for a home together.
The RSPCA say it is possible that the two dogs have not lived in a house before so might require a calm and patient approach to toilet training, walking on a lead and having the run of the house.
If you want to adopt Pip and Sandy you can view their full profile here.
RSPCA says many animals are being abandoned in Essex
Last year the RSPCA shared that there were 850 reports of abandoned animals in Essex in 2021.
From January to July in 2022, 750 reports had already been made which was a 51 per cent increase from the same timeframe in 2021.
The charity fears the huge rise in pet ownership, which skyrocketed during the pandemic, coupled with the cost of living crisis, has put a strain 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 walking away is absolutely unthinkable and heart-breaking to most pet owners.
“Sadly we are seeing animals callously abandoned like this every single day.”