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Deaf Staffie Cassie finds loving home

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A deaf Staffordshire Bull Terrier has found a loving new home after being picked up on the streets of Grimsby.

Cassie was pregnant when the North East Lincolnshire Council’s community protection and compliance team picked her up on Corporation Street last year.

She had been reported as a stray and, as she had no microchip, the council could not trace her original owner.

Things quickly got worse for the Staffie, she unfortunately lost her pups and was diagnosed as deaf by during medical checks.

Like all dogs picked up by North East Lincolnshire Council, she was taken to Sangreat Kennels and from there was taken in by Wisbech-based charity Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue.

Sangreat Kennels is home to dogs on holiday as well as those picked up on the streets of North East Lincolnshire. Photo: Sangreat Kennels

Councillor David Bolton, portfolio holder for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “I’d like to thank Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue for the compassion they showed in taking Cassie from us and looking after her at substantial cost to themselves.

“We always try and rehome dogs where we can through Sangreat kennels and other rescue centres when we need to.

“We’re very fortunate that there are volunteers and organisations out there like Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, who go out of their way to help when dog owners are no longer willing or able to look after their pets.”

Cassie was a hit with staff at the specialist kennels and they were quickly able to find her the perfect home.

Chris Clark, from Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, explained: “When we received the call regards helping Cassie we just couldn’t say no to such a lovely little staffie.

“She fitted in straight away at Staffie HQ and got on so well with all the other dogs, she also had a big following on our rescue Facebook page.

“We knew, due to her deafness, that would put a lot of people off adopting Cassie, we are pleased to say Cassie now has the most wonderful home she could ever ask for.”

She will now live out the rest of her days with a recently retired couple who say they adore her.

Cassie has found a forever home with a recently retired couple. Photo: NE Lincs Council