65kg English Mastiff from Sleaford in need of new home
A GENTLE giant who is in desperate need of a loving home has been cared for by a local re-homing trust for more than two years costing them more than £2,000.
Weighing in at more than 65kg, five-year-old Gus the English Mastiff is in the care of Hollies Animal Rehoming Trust (HART), who cannot seem to find an owner that can cope with his size and needs.
Rob Louth, vice-chairman of the Sleaford and Ruskington-based trust, said: “Gus costs the trust a lot to care for him, not only from the cost of having him castrated but also just from his daily kennelling and food costs.”
The trust has a ‘no put to sleep’ policy in place so they will continue to care for Gus for as long as it takes to find him the perfect home.
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Mr Louth added: “Although Gus is well behaved, he is immensely strong and his owners would need to be able to provide enough space and the correct nutrition.
Gus’s original owners didn’t realise how much time and space he would need and Gus became an ‘orphan’ at the trust in September 2010.
Then in Spring last year Gus found what he thought to be his “forever home” when new owners in Essex took him on.
After getting on brilliantly at first, the trust then received a call from the owners to say there had been some trouble and Gus would be going to another new home but asked the trust if they would have him back temporarily while the move took place.
Mr Louth said: “We were delighted to have our puppy dog back for a holiday but five weeks passed and alas Gus had been abandoned again.
“Gus is five-years-old and has spent more than two years in kennels – this equates to 20 per cent of his life and although he is well cared for and loved enormously it doesn’t beat him having a loving home of his own.”
If you are interested in taking on Gus you can contact HART by calling 01526 890098 or through their Facebook site at www.facebook.com/holliesrehomingtrust .